get short with (one)(redirected from got short with)
get short with (one)
To speak or react to one in a curt or abrupt manner. I'm sorry for getting short with you earlier. I've had a lot on my mind lately, and I didn't sleep well last night. Don't take it personally if the boss gets short with you. She's just under a lot of pressure right now.
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