Definition of short-staffed in English:

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short-staffed

Pronunciation: /ʃɔːtˈstɑːft/

adjective

Having too few or fewer than the usual number of staff: we’re rather short-staffed what with Christmas and everything
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  • If some commuters cannot get in then some employers will find themselves short-staffed.
  • It also revealed that the Clyde-based agency was short-staffed on the day of the tragedy last July.
  • We have been short-staffed at work because people keep going on holiday.
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