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  • v. Present participle of short-change.

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Examples

  • But since Bush blew it back in the day — in part because he was always short-changing the war in Afghanistan in order to horde resources for his planned invasion of Iraq — the effort to build-up a workable Afghan central government shifted from a secondary objective to a primary one.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Lost Opportunity

  • The TSA's plan to re-test as many of the full body X-ray scanners as possible at the end of this month is a good one, as is posting the results of radiation tests on the TSA's Web site, but anything less than the scrupulous supervision the Japanese government, and Japanese scientists are giving to radiation from their reactor meltdowns is short-changing the public.

    Jayne Lyn Stahl: TSA, Radiation, and "Record-Keeping" Errors

  • Stop short-changing critical investments in your economy.

    Robert Creamer: What Do the Earthquake, Infrastructure and Antiquated Accounting Have to Do With Jobs?

  • I think we're short-changing people suffering from depression, and grief, not to mention the judgment of our clinicians by lumping these diagnoses together, and hope the American Psychiatric Association vetoes this change.

    Michael Stanclift, N.D.: Should Grief Be Treated the Same as Depression?

  • "It will be up to the public to decide on how many of our promises have been kept and how many of our policies have been implemented when the time comes," Mr. Edano added, suggesting that while the DPJ may have to pay for short-changing the public at the next election, the party policy changes themselves didn't warrant the calling of a snap election.

    DPJ Apologizes for Campaign Promises

  • Hundreds of New York's social-service organizations are short-changing the people they are supposed to serve by focusing on money-making schemes, according to a report released Wednesday by Pace University.

    Report Faults Nonprofits on Service

  • Almost immediately the proposal ran into opposition in Congress, including Republicans who say President Barack Obama is short-changing the military.

    First Defense Spending Cuts Since 9/11

  • In Mr. Suzio's letter, he said the governor refused to provide lawmakers with thorough financial statements and details about elements of the deal, criticizing the governor's lack of transparency, flawed job projections and a deal that he said was "short-changing taxpayers."

    Lab Jobs Deal Draws Fire In Connecticut

  • Upset that industrialized nations appeared to be killing the Kyoto Protocol, the African bloc cried out that industrialized nations were short-changing developing countries.

    Olivia Chen | Inhabitat

  • For more than two years the country has listened to your sharp rhetoric about how American businesses are short-changing workers, fleecing customers, cheating borrowers, and generally "driving the economy into a ditch," to borrow your oft-repeated phrase.

    Stop Bashing Business, Mr. President

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