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get/be given short shrift

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishget/be given short shriftget/be given short shriftSYMPATHIZE#if you or your idea, suggestion etc is given short shrift, you are told immediately that you are wrong and are not given any attention or sympathy McLaren got short shrift from all the record companies when he first presented his new band to them in 1976. short
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