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2005.08.22(Review of 2003.08.29 edition)

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Today's Lesson


  • An organization is short-staffed when there are fewer employees than usual (because of illness, vacations, etc.) or fewer employees than necessary.
  • short-staffed とは、会社などの組織において、病気や休暇などのために、従業員が通常の人数、あるいは必要な人数よりも少なく、人手が不足している状態をいいます。


  1. My local coffee shop was short-staffed today. It seems many of the employees are sick with the flu.
  2. After being short-staffed for three months, the office finally decided to hire some new employees.
  3. We've been so short-staffed lately that I've had to work 16-hour days.

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