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short time

noun
1.
a period or schedule during which the number of working hours is reduced:
The recession has put most of the manufacturing plants on short time.
Related forms
short-time, adjective
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short time

noun
1.
a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week due to a shortage of work
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