short time


: a work schedule in which an employee works fewer hours than usual
The company hasn't laid anyone off, but a number of employees have been put on short time.

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Recent Examples on the Web More on the Artura 2023 McLaren Artura Hits Its Numbers This is a good thing because the car can generate extralegal speed in extra-short time. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 6 Mar. 2023 He was taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead a short time later, police said. Deanese Williams-harris, Chicago Tribune, 4 Mar. 2023 The chase ended a short time later, but the suspect refused to get out of his car. Lori Weisberg March 4, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2023 Thomas was seen walking into a library and taken into custody a short time later. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 1 Mar. 2023 The 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead by medical staff a short time later. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2023 Two Multnomah County deputies saw a vehicle speeding near the 4700 block of Marine Drive and were flagged down a short time later by another driver who saw the accident and said the vehicle went off the road, according to police. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2023 The father then found the child in the backseat of the vehicle and rushed the child to the hospital, where the child was pronounced dead a short time later. Warren Kulo |, al, 28 Feb. 2023 Lapin acknowledges that the podcasting arena overall has become hugely crowded in a short time. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Short time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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