be in short supply


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be in short supply

To be scarce. Those toys are in short supply ever since that website featured them. Kindness seems to be in short supply these days, so it's nice to see someone being so selfless.
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be in ˌshort supˈply

not be enough of something; be scarce: During the war, many things were in short supply.
See also: short, supply