One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Weight that is less than that declared.‘unscrupulous retailers give short weight by including an excessive amount of packaging’
- ‘He once wrote a story about a well-known supermarket, which he accused of selling dirty vegetable and giving short weight.’
- ‘It is unacceptable for any trader to give short weight or measure to consumers.’
- ‘It is illegal to give short weight or measure.’
- ‘Scores of contract chicken farmers associated with the giant Supermix Group of Companies are crowing with anger at the company's failure to deal with a problem of short weight in the bags of feed they allocate to the farmers.’
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