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Definition of short-handed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

short-handed

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌʃɔːt ˈhændɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃɔːrt ˈhændɪd//
 
[not usually before noun]
 
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not having as many workers or people who can help as you need synonym short-staffed I’m sorry about the delay—we’re rather short-handed today.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: short-handed