An example of short shrift is a paper that was written in the middle of the night without research or checking for spelling errors.
These annoying memos will get short shrift from the boss.
- to make short work of; dispose of quickly and impatiently
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of short-shrift
- Originally, a rushed sacrament of confession (shrift) given to a prisoner who was to be executed very soon.