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run low

To near the end of a supply of something. We're running low on paper towels right now, so use them judiciously.
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run low (on something)

to near the end of a supply of something. We are running low on salt. It's time to buy more. The car is running low on gas.
See also: low, run
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

be/run ˈlow (on something)

not have much of something left: We’re running low on fuel. Do you think we’ll have enough to get home?
See also: low, run
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References in classic literature ?
'THAT ain't a state of things to be low about.--Not for YOU to be low about, leastways.'
If you are the only cosmetic surgeon in town, the bargaining power of the patients will be low compared to an area with an abundance of practitioners to choose from, Likewise, suppliers of services or materials you require may influence the market.
(15) A missile speed of 1,000 ft/sec or less is considered to be low velocity.
Of course, no one's saying it's good to be low in iron.
Yet many researchers now agree that if any diet is going to help take and keep weight off, it's got to be low in fat.