Definition of short shrift in English:
1Rapid and unsympathetic dismissal; curt treatment: the judge gave short shrift to an argument based on the right to free speech
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- A few thought I gave short shrift to the value of biodiversity in medicine.
- Woodward also gave short shrift to the rumoured spat between Larder and O'Sullivan.
- Each character has his or her own painful story, and none are given short shrift in this treatment.
Definition of short shrift in:
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