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short-sheet

verb

Simple Definition of short-sheet

  • : to arrange the top sheet on a bed in a way that leaves no space for the feet of a person getting into the bed

  • : to give (someone) less than what is expected or deserved

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of short-sheet

US

  1. 1 :  to arrange usually as a playful trick the top sheet on a bed in a way that leaves no space for the feet of a person getting into the bed <Somebody short-sheeted my bed at summer camp.>

  2. 2 :  to give (someone) less than what is expected or deserved <Our school district was short-sheeted by the state government.>


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