short-handed :

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  • s  inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
    they're rather short-handed at the moment

  • Nonetheless, intelligence community members claim that in 1978 the CIA was so short-handed it could not assign people to investigate two suspicious situations abroad.
  • Teaching Temps provides staffing for the Crisis Nursery when they are short-handed.
  • Landis wasn't going to be caught short-handed again he ate a ton on Wednesday night, and his teammates and he packed 70 water bottles for his miraculous Thursday trip.
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  • Ben Howland in USA Today
    We were short-handed and got fatigued at the end,Howland said.
  • Joe Girardi in
    It's part of the game. There's times you're going to be short-handed,Girardi said. "You've got to do the best you can. You get a guy who's maybe nicked up for three or four days and you don't necessarily want to DL him because then you...
  • JP Dumont in Forbes
    It was a good point,Predators forward JP Dumont said. "We've been short-handed the whole road trip, but guys have showed a lot of character. I'm real happy with our team right now."

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