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Definition of shrift noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shrift

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ʃrɪft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃrɪft//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English scrift ‘penance imposed after confession’, from shrive.Idioms
give somebody/something/get short shrift
 
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to give somebody/get little attention or sympathy
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