Been short of - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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