to give less than the correct change to.
to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.
- shortchanger, noun
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How to use shortchange in a sentence
The Kendricks claim that the story of King’s imprisonment has been shortchanged by historians.As MLK faced a crisis, Kennedy and Nixon made political calculations | Nick Bryant | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
In a written statement to ProPublica, the company said it “strongly” disagrees that it shortchanged workers.All a Gig-Economy Pioneer Had to Do Was “Politely Disagree” It Was Violating Federal Law and the Labor Department Walked Away | by Ken Armstrong, Justin Elliott and Ariana Tobin | January 22, 2021 | ProPublica
She was responding to concerns that South Carolinians were being shortchanged in favor of people in other parts of the country.‘Pixie dust’: Why some vaccine sits on shelves while shortages intensify nationwide | Isaac Stanley-Becker, Lena H. Sun | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Some Independent Businesses have been accused of shortchanging their agents.Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You | by Ken Armstrong, Justin Elliott and Ariana Tobin | October 2, 2020 | ProPublica
Students who shortchanged their sleep scored 53 percent worse in the behavioral areas than kids who slept close to the recommended 9 or 10 hours per night.
And even that aerial effort is being shortchanged, military insiders tell The Daily Beast.
Resources needed to stabilize Afghanistan after a quarter century of war were deployed to Iraq, and Afghanistan was shortchanged.GOP Candidates Are Wrong to Urge a Second Front War in Iran | Bruce Riedel | January 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the same period our national security needs were steadily shortchanged.
British Dictionary definitions for short-change
to give less than correct change to
slang to treat unfairly or dishonestly, esp by giving less than is deserved or expected
- short-changer, noun
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