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shortchange

[shawrt-cheynj] /ˈʃɔrtˈtʃeɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), shortchanged, shortchanging.
1.
to give less than the correct change to.
2.
to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
Related forms
shortchanger, noun
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  • Rarely, if ever, is there a desire to shortchange a new hire.
  • But the way to dig our way out of that problem is not to shortchange investments in our people.
  • Boards should not shortchange presidents on salaries and fringes.
  • It would shortchange their legacies to limit their inspiring messages to the technology that was new back then.
  • Be totally honest, but don't shortchange yourself by underestimating or minimizing your accomplishments.
  • We must not shortchange them, or ourselves, by denying them the resources they need.

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