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run short (of something)

to begin to run out of something. We are running short of eggs. I always keep enough so I will never run short.
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run short

Use something up so that a supply runs out or becomes insufficient, as in We ran short of envelopes, or The organization is running short of money. [Mid-1700s]
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While Astle notched up his 10th Test hundred, McCullum fell an agonising one run short of his second Test ton before Franklin's maiden Test 50 took New Zealand to 561 all out.
Montclair Prep 9, Animo Leadership 1: Montclair Prep's Grant Bomann was a home run short of hitting for the cycle, finishing 3 for 4 with three RBI and two runs scored.
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Sarwan finished on 82 before being caught with the hosts just one run short of their 212 match-winning target.
A hit-and-run RBI single by Bengie Molina keyed a three-run second, and Spiezio had an RBI triple in the third and finished a home run short of the cycle.
If supplies run out, there will be rain checks - but busy theaters could even run short of those.
Like Hansen, Gary Sheffield had three hits and fell a home run short of the cycle.
Without any changes, Social Security will run short of money to pay full retirement benefits starting in 2034, following the retirement of the 76 million strong baby boom generation.