short-change v : cheat someone by not returning him enough money [syn: short]
- To defraud someone
by giving them less change than they ought to be
given after a transaction.
- I gave him $10 for a $5 item and he only gave me $1 back. I got shortchanged!
- In the context of "By extension": To deprive someone of
something for which they paid.
- The elective class was easy, but in the end I was shortchanging myself.
To defraud someone by giving them less change than they ought to be given after a transaction
Short Change was a consumer affairs programme for children, broadcast on BBC One and later also the CBBC Channel. It was essentially a version of the prime-time show Watchdog but aimed at children. The show was first aired on 20 February 1994, and had 13 series, the last episode broadcast on 9 July 2005.
- Short Change on the BBC's Programme Catalogue
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