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