- adjective having fewer than the usual or necessary number of workers: We'll try to get the order through by Monday, but we're very short-staffed at the moment.
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.
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short-staffed — UK US adjective WORKPLACE ► not having the usual or necessary number of workers: »One desperately short staffed sector is in caring for the elderly. »The work force is so short staffed that people are working long hours and extra days, causing… … Financial and business terms
short-staffed — adj having fewer than the usual or necessary number of workers = ↑short handed ▪ We re very short staffed at the moment … Dictionary of contemporary English
short-staffed — [ ,ʃɔrt staft ] adjective without enough workers: We re fairly short staffed at the moment … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
short-staffed — (shôrtʹstăftʹ) adj. Having fewer staff members than is usual or desirable. * * * … Universalium
short-staffed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having enough or the usual number of staff … English terms dictionary
short-staffed — adjective inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc. they re rather short handed at the moment overcrowded and understaffed hospitals • Syn: ↑short handed, ↑undermanned, ↑understaffed • Similar to: ↑inadequate, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
short-staffed — ADJ GRADED A company or place that is short staffed does not have enough people working there. [mainly BRIT] The hospital is desperately short staffed. Syn: short handed (in AM, use short handed) … English dictionary
short-staffed — adjective we re always short staffed around the holidays Syn: understaffed, short handed, undermanned, below strength … Thesaurus of popular words
short-staffed — UK [ˌʃɔː(r)t ˈstɑːft] / US [ˌʃɔrt ˈstɑft] adjective without enough workers We re quite short staffed at the moment … English dictionary
short-staffed — /ˌʃɔ:t stɑ:ft/ adjective with not enough staff ● We’re rather short staffed at the moment … Marketing dictionary in english