be short of (something)

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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
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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.
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.
I am short of words to react to Nandy's comment, but imagine if the other side starts analysing the honesty quotient of the upper social strata," he added.
I know how to run betting shops, nobody can teach me anything there, but I keep saying to our people that the pool-side is as big as your imagination, and I like to think imagination is not something I am short of.
Mr Simon, a Birmingham minister, seemed more concerned with Aston Villa's appearance in this month's Carling Cup Final, telling MPs: "I am short of two tickets.
But another friend had severe respiratory symptoms that did not respond to antibiotics and I am short of breath walking up our stairs, even with a mild dose.
They are getting paid by the hour, so if I am short of money they will only see me for two minutes.
I had to borrow money from some of my family members and friends and still I am short of the money which is required for the transplant.
These days I have no problem finding energy for everything I have to do - it's hours in the day I am short of.