overstaff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ staff

Verb[edit]

overstaff (third-person singular simple present overstaffs, present participle overstaffing, simple past and past participle overstaffed)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with too many staff.
    • 2009, January 18, “Jake Mooney”, in Socks and Blankets, Courtesy of a Familiar Good Samaritan[1]:
      "Thankfully, we were overstaffed, both the day shift and evening shift," said Francis Englert of the Red Cross New York chapter.

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