be short of (something)

(redirected from am short of)

be short of (something)

To be near the end of a supply of something. We're short of paper towels right now, so use them judiciously.
See also: of, short

be/run short of something

not have enough of something; only have a small amount of something left: We’re running short of butter. Can you get some more today?I’m a bit short of money at the moment. OPPOSITE: be well off for something
See also: of, run, short, something
References in classic literature ?
"It might have been all that," returned Sancho, "but to me it looked like a wall, unless I am short of memory."
I dare say it has occurred to you already that I am short of money."
He said, 'I am short of words to praise the efforts of polio workers and hope that they will perform their best in the campaign to fight this menace, once and for all.'
I am short of words in thanking you all for organising and executing such a sweet gesture for left-handers whose problems remain mostly unnoticed.
But Mrs Fatima Zubair, while speaking with Sunday Tribune said: 'I am short of words.
Babar Bin Atta, 'The government has a firm resolve to defeat poliovirus transmission in the country through optimum utilization of this low transmission season.' He further said, 'I am short of words to praise the efforts of polio workers and hope that they will perform their best in the first campaign of this year to fight this menace, once and for all.'
I walk every evening until I am short of breath to put my heart and lungs through their paces." He then divulged his innermost secret and said.
'I am short of words to condemn Rana Sanaullah's statement disrespecting women political workers.
"I am short of confidence and runs," Gale admitted.
In fact, I am short of words in praising the environment at LPU which always aims to shape and guide students as per students' likes and wants."
Golf is the reason why I am short of a wife this week.
I still feel their loss in this world like a cold patch of water in an otherwise warm ocean; an ache in my lungs when I am short of breath.
I am short of words to describe the compassion and understanding shown by the two doctors throughout my stay at the hospital.
I think I am short of coins from at least 60 or 70 countries," Roshan told XPRESS.
Soon he will be crying: "I am short of players who want to play for their country."