Short-shrift meaning

Short shrift is defined as something done carelessly or without attention.

An example of short shrift is a paper that was written in the middle of the night without research or checking for spelling errors.

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Summary, careless treatment; scant attention.

These annoying memos will get short shrift from the boss.

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Quick work.
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Very little care or attention, as from lack of patience or sympathy.
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(informal, sometimes preceded by the) A quick rejection, especially one which is impolite and undertaken without proper consideration.

The bank gave me short shrift when I applied for a loan.

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make short shrift of
  • to make short work of; dispose of quickly and impatiently
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

make short shrift of

Origin of short-shrift

  • Originally, a rushed sacrament of confession (shrift) given to a prisoner who was to be executed very soon.

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