short-staffed

ADJECTIVE
  1. inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
    they're rather short-handed at the moment
    overcrowded and understaffed hospitals
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How To Use short-staffed In A Sentence

  • Now, publishing houses are short-staffed, editors are harried, and money is tight. Holly Robinson: Did I Just Hammer a Nail Into My Bookstore's Coffin?
  • In Arizona, officials say, more than a hundred prison guards are serving overseas, leaving their already crowded prisons badly short-staffed.
  • Yeah, we know that compared to their counterparts around the nation, they're rather underfunded, understocked and short-staffed, and at least one local branch is downright moldy.
  • If some commuters cannot get in then some employers will find themselves short-staffed.
  • Eventually she became exhausted from the long hours at the short-staffed school.
  • The hospital emergency room was short-staffed because of the holiday, and there was only one doctor available. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad
  • Right now, I'm short-staffed, said Larry Jue, a 63-year-old storekeeper working the cash register at his family's 70-year-old grocery store, the Sam Sing & Co. Store. In the Delta, a new flood brings back old fears
  • What does the future hold for us when we don't feel safe because we never see police in the area but a dozen officers can sit in a hall for three hours while complaining they are short-staffed?
  • The business of health care combined with staff turnover and being short-staffed can affect a perioperative nurse's morale.
  • Hospitals are overflowing with patients and many of the facilities are short-staffed. Human rights group suspects revenge killings in Libya
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