run low

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run low

To near the end of a supply of something. We're running low on paper towels right now, so use them judiciously.
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run low (on something)

to near the end of a supply of something. We are running low on salt. It's time to buy more. The car is running low on gas.
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be/run ˈlow (on something)

not have much of something left: We’re running low on fuel. Do you think we’ll have enough to get home?
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Once batteries on the wireless controller run low, the user simply connects the link cable from the controller to the receiver, simultaneously charging their controller in less than 4 hours as they continue playing.
On a track which tempts drivers to run low and put a beating on tires, Kanke has found a way to be patient through the race and make the most of his chances at the end.
Avoid being caught short and pack a backup quantity of medication in case you run low.
It's difficult to run low to the ground controlling a little ball, and you can only use one side of your stick.
GlobalPetFinder will automatically alert the owner if batteries begin to run low and it is time for recharging.
Pantry volunteers say their supplies typically run low this time of year and the Christmas in July campaign helps make it through the lean times.