- was shortchanged out of a promotion
Examples of shortchange in a Sentence
The cashier shortchanged me. I gave her 10 dollars to pay for an $8.95 book, and she only gave me a dollar back.
The band shortchanged its fans by playing for only 30 minutes.
Recent Examples of shortchange from the Web
However, cost savings can never be an excuse to systematically shortchange first responders with vital information or to deprive the public of their protective services.
Despite not having been updated since the 2012 model year, the A6’s cabin has withstood the test of time and doesn’t shortchange you in the luxury-car experience.
The Celtics were shorthanded, but don't shortchange the Pacers' victory.
The State Corporation Commission, which saw its authority over the utilities curbed by the General Assembly’s 2015 rate freeze, told lawmakers in a letter this week that the legislation would shortchange ratepayers.
Prosecutors say the four defendants participated in a scheme to shortchange trucking customers on diesel rebates.
But Pfautsch's fidelity to his literary source forces him to shortchange the historical one.
Yes, there’s a lot to do, but don’t shortchange yourself on sleep.
Lawyers for Oi Coop say they have been left out of negotiations and that the larger Oi’s debt-restructuring plan is designed to shortchange both Oi Coop and its creditors.
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SHORTCHANGE Defined for English Language Learners
: to give (someone) less than the correct amount of change
: to give (someone) less than what is expected or deserved
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