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short shrift

A minimal amount of time, attention, or consideration given to someone. (Typically used in the phrases "give/get short shrift.") Despite the urgency of the problem, the minister's proposed solutions are getting short shrift in parliament. As the middle child with a troublesome older brother and a needy younger sister, I felt like I was given short shrift growing up.
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short shrift

a brief period of consideration of a person's ideas or explanations. They gave the reporter short shrift and got him out of the office. My plan got short shrift from the boarda ten-minute presentation; they then voted it down.
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short shrift

rapid and unsympathetic dismissal; curt treatment.
Shrift literally denotes penance imposed after confession to a priest, and historically short shrift referred to a very brief allowance of time between condemnation and execution or other punishment.
2002 Art in America Edward Strickland's Minimalism: Origins , published in 1993 , gives surprisingly short shrift to the Minimalists of the 1960s.
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IF ATTENDANCE FIGURES mean anything, Good Friday gets short shrift compared to the celebration of Easter in the Anglican Church of Canada.
The bibliography, for example, gives short shrift to the stimulating work on the bubonic plague that has emerged since the early 1970s as part of a new discourse relating medical history to social instituti ons and practices.
Bioterrorism, the third focus of the book, gets short shrift.
Not to give Darwin short shrift, Ryan contends that clearly there is competition between individuals within species to pass on genes to the next generation.
With the stakes so high, why does safety get such a short shrift from school leaders?
However, I was surprised to find short shrift of Franz Schubert, since he is the composer par excellence of four-hand literature.
I will give short shrift to the actual content of a typical school lunch menu, other than to say it seems to be short on fresh fruits and veggies, and heavy on processed, breaded and fried entrees, variously described as "chicken/shrimp/steak nuggets," depending on the ground-up animal part contained therein.
Manchester United and Leeds have both enquired about the midfielder but both clubs have been given short shrift by Robson.
If one criticism can be made of Gottlieb's approach, it is the relatively short shrift that he gives to medieval thought in part three, compared to both Hellenistic Greek philosophy and early figures in the Renaissance.
Developers in a rush to get a land-use project approved by the local municipality often mistakenly pay short shrift to what they consider an annoying, unnecessary detail -- the New York State's Environmental Quality Review Act (known as SEQRA).
And while short films are often given short shrift at these events, the Local Heroes program is weighted heavily in favour of the less-than-15-minute format.
The EC gave short shrift to Microsoft's offer of behavioral remedies -- such as promising not to interfere as a shareholder with Telewest's choice of software.
Martinez also takes the authors to task for their analysis of black resistance, which she says gets short shrift.
When the two obligations conflict, the public's health often gets short shrift.
But the advertising drive--which depends upon matching donations from media companies--will give short shrift to cigarettes and alcohol.