in short supply


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in short supply

Scarce. Those toys are in short supply ever since that website featured them. Kindness seems to be in short supply these days, so it's nice to see someone being so selfless.
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in short supply

Fig. scarce. Fresh vegetables are in short supply in the winter. Yellow cars are in short supply because everyone likes them and buys them. At this time of the year, fresh vegetables go into short supply.
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in short supply

Less than is needed, lacking. For example, Skilled operators were in short supply, or The hotels are all full, and beds are in short supply. [First half of 1900s]
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