Definitions

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  • adj. having an inadequate number of workers or assistants

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  • adj. inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

Etymologies

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under + staffed

Examples

  • It was understaffed from the get-go with documented declines in the margin of safety. bdbd Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Nav Canada

  • # of stores that could have been considered "understaffed" - 0 out of 8

    Starbucks Gossip

  • * # of stores that could have been considered "understaffed" - 0 out of 28

    Starbucks Gossip

  • * # of stores that could have been considered "understaffed" - 0 out of 27

    Starbucks Gossip

  • Meanwhile, the S.E.C. insists that it could not have known what Lehman was up to because it was "understaffed" and "ill-suited" to run a voluntary oversight program.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Usually it's when P Cell is "understaffed", or to restock nearby Green Boxes.

    Yog-Sothoth Forums

  • Perhaps the sheriff's department is "understaffed" and does not have enough resources to enforce the law properly?

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • They've always been understaffed, meaning delays and poor service.

    Geekzone: IT, mobility, wireless and handheld news

  • Across the country, there will be hundreds of events at the very places that can put America back to work: our crumbling bridges, understaffed schools, and other sites that represent a failed economy.

    Van Jones: Historic: Hundreds of Teach-In's Across U.S.A. on "How 1% Crashed Economy"

  • On the other hand -- given that Republicans despise regulatory agencies, given that they've spent 75 years beating up on the NLRB, given that they've purposely kept it understaffed a labor board with two members isn't a quorum, and doesn't have the authority to issue rulings, and given that, even with a 53-47 senate majority poised to approve Obama's nominees, they'd promised to filibuster -- Obama's moves were, in fact, quite bold.

    David Macaray: Watchdogs and Underdogs

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