short-handed



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - short-handed

"short-handed"

lacking the usual or necessary number of assistants, workers or players on a team

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - short-handed

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Harvey is out sick today.

Colleague 2:  That leaves us short-handed.

Colleague 1:  We will just have to do our best to cover for Harvey.

Colleague 2:  When will Harvey be back?

Colleague 1:  He will be back to work tomorrow so we will be back to full strength then.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - short-handed

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Did you see the hockey game last night?

Friend 2:  It was a really good game. When our team took a penalty late in the third period, I thought our team would lose for sure.

Friend 1:  Me too, but playing four against five players, they still managed to score a short-handed goal to win the game.

Friend 2:  It was really exciting.





short-handed - Usage:

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short-handed - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for short-handed.



short-handed - Examples:

1)  These efforts are usually focused on state and/or industries' immediate needs for emerging and short-handed skills as well as individuals' needs for retraining that result in either new or ...

2)  ... of his group tiring due to the fact they were short-handed after a slew of suspensions from ...

3)  The Royal Canadian Navy further assisted the short-handed Royal Navy by taking over seven of the fifty First World War-era destroyers ...

4)  Since the Theoretical Division was very short-handed, it was necessary to bring in new scientists to do the work ...

5)  The Kings were forced to play short-handed with center DeMarcus Cousins and backup forward Thomas Robinson serving suspensions without pay.

6)  ... but over four days of heavy use I was never caught short-handed.

7)  Since we are still quite short-handed, that documentation should come in handy for anyone willing to make ...

8)  ... stood in the corner, and watched them struggle to implement trauma protocols short-handed.

9)  Yet fire departments are going short-handed. The precipitous drop in state and local revenues ...

10)  Washington is a good team, but they are woefully short-handed. Due to the recent injuries of Suggs and Kemp, ...

11)  ... but they'll be playing very short-handed. They've lost several key players to injury, ...

12)  They came from Fort Bragg California and because they were short-handed, they had an added detachment of about a half dozen soldiers from the Utah ...

13)  ... is already serving a time penalty in the penalty box that causes them to be short-handed.

14)  As with all Hunters, it is designed for short-handed sailing with in-mast furling, all lines leading aft and the foresail winches within easy ...

15)  ... equivalent of conscription. A ship's captain, finding himself short-handed while in a home port, would send a gang of his men round the ...

16)  The crew welcomed Mary on board, but despite them being short-handed, there was not a whiff of her being pressed to join them.

17)  ... fruit and vegetables left unpicked in the field, the hospitality and catering industries seriously short-handed, and construction projects slowed down or halted altogether.

18)  The surviving residents protested later that they had been too short-handed and exhausted to give the dead the dignity of a burial.

19)  As we were too short-handed to work the ship, take soundings, etc., the following four seamen were ...

20)  Short-handed brick factories hiring Bangladeshi workers The Bangladeshi workers come to Nepal to work between mid-September ...