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January 22, 2023

Word of the Day: Short Shrift

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Word of the Day : January 22, 2023

short shrift \SHORT-SHRIFT\ noun

What It Means

Short shrift is most often used to mean “little or no attention or consideration.” It is also sometimes synonymous with “quick work” as in “she made short shrift of that jigsaw puzzle.”

// Year-end “best of” lists can be fun to read, but because taste is subjective, they will always end up giving short shrift to someone’s favorite movies, albums, etc.

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Aired January 22, 2023

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