short-handed

Definitions of short-handed
1

adj inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

“they're rather short-handed at the moment”
Synonyms:
short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed
inadequate, unequal
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

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