Definition of short time in English:

short time

noun

mass nounBritish
  • The condition of working fewer than the regular hours per day or days per week.

    ‘staff have agreed to work on short time’
    • ‘My husband, David, had just been put on short time and we had got behind with the mortgage.’
    little while, bit, moment, minute, second, split second, trice, twinkling, twinkling of an eye, flash, no time, less than no time, no time at all
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Pronunciation

short time