Word CurioJanuary 22, 2023
Word of the Day: Short Shrift
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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short shrift in Context
Aired January 22, 2023
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