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short shrift

noun

Simple Definition of short shrift

  • : little or no attention or thought

Full Definition of short shrift

  1. 1 :  barely adequate time for confession before execution

  2. 2a :  little or no attention or consideration <gave the problem short shrift>b :  quick work —usually used in the phrase make short shrift of

Examples of short shrift

  1. He gives short shrift to the author's later works.



1594

First Known Use of short shrift

1594


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