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be in short supply

To be scarce. Those toys have been 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.
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City were jeered by their own supporters during their four-goal humiliation at Wigan last Saturday and sympathy has been in short supply in radio phone-ins during the week as disgruntlement over the shocking performance continues.