go short (of something)

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go short (of something)

To not have enough of something. I've gone short of money this week, so can we go out to dinner next week instead?
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go ˈshort (of something)

not have as much of something as you need: Give the boy some money. I don’t want him to go short.
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This sounds very much like TIA (transient ischaemic attack), when the brain goes short of oxygen due to a compromised blood supply, nearly always caused by furring up of the arteries.
She is four and adores her daddy, who is a good father and makes sure she never goes short of anything.