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the shorts

An instance of having an insufficient amount of money. Sorry, I'd like to come out to dinner with all of you, but I've got the shorts until I get paid next week. My late husband's debts has left me with the shorts.
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the shorts

and case of the shorts
n. the lack of money. The shorts always come around at the end of the month. Yo, dog! Loan me a hondo. I got a case of the shorts.
See also: short
References in classic literature ?
The short man did knock again several times, without producing the smallest effect.
'Here's somebody comin' at last, ma'am,' said the short chairman.
'Well, young man, now you HAVE done it!' said the short chairman.
Initially, we really didn't like that, the way they were laughing, the way the shorts looked, it was just too short,' said Perasol.
I told them that if they're gonna be distracted by the short shorts then I'm gonna have to feel distracted too with this skinny shirt that I have.'
The actress gets the shorts trend so right with her casual get–up.
Exhibs that screened short films got tax breaks through the 1960s and 1970s, says Gottlebe, but began dropping the shorts for more lucrative ads from the 1980s.
HOTPANT HEAVEN Book in for a wax and slather on the fake tan - Daisy Duke-style hotpants are this season's most leg-baring member of the shorts family.
JUMPSUIT JOY You'll either love or hate the short playsuit trend.
If the shorts are correct, unconstrained short selling will drive prices today to the levels that the prices will reach under the new demand [D.sup.o-s].
The shorts will be subjected to the comments of two animated judges, a conceited Canada goose named Canuckles and a sultry west coast salmon named Sela.
If both the longs and the shorts rise, you'll make money in a rising market as long as thepurchases outperform the short sales.
Having profited handsomely in recent years from short selling, some investors are now going against the shorts. Heavily shorted stocks with sound fundamentals may represent exceptional opportunities, either for individual investors or executives who are actively seeking to enhance the return on their corporation's business, pension plan, or profit-sharing portfolios.
Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive Officer of Shorts International and member of the Academy of Motion Pictures, commented: The short form entertainment revolution is sweeping across the globe; but nowhere is the appetite for bite-size entertainment content, delivered across multiple platforms, more prevalent than in India.