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go short (of something)

To begin to not have enough of something; to begin to have a shortage of something. I've gone short of money this week, so can we go out to dinner next week instead?
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go ˈshort (of something)

not have as much of something as you need: Give the boy some money. I don’t want him to go short.
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Giving the lie to the nation's status as the so-called Land of Song, the diners at Moorland Community Centre in Splott certainly won't go short of their bread on Friday - but are in very real danger of having to go without a stirring rendition of Bread of Heaven.
Lambert added: "I won't go short of bread, let's put it that way.
So with bankers, their outlook sunny, Never go short in the House of Money.
Our compilers reckon it's best to go short about Leeds at Huddersfield as they thrive in big games like local derbies.
The overnight build in long positions gives us contrarian signal to go short the currency pair, but we would ideally wait for clear sentiment extremes before making forecasts with conviction.
Stylists have urged the star - who is up for two top awards at the Los Angeles ceremony - to shun glamorous full-length gowns and go short.
If you don't water them in well or let them go short of water in summer, very small heads will form quickly.
Runner beans must not be allowed to go short of water.
The skill with which she begged 10p from all those people at the bus stop convinced me that when her TV career ends -and that can only be matter of time now she's leaving the Big Breakfast - she won't go short for a cup of tea.
OUR QUEEN AT 90 Sun ITV 8pm The Queen won't go short of birthday celebrations this year.
Efford fears good causes who rely on the lottery could go short.
USDCHF - The majority of traders remain long the US Dollar against the Swiss Franc, giving us contrarian bias to go short the currency pair.
YOU can bet on virtually anything happening in this afternoon's FA Cup final between Everton and Chelsea, but it might pay to go short on goals.
Kevin's a great player to play with and I link up well with him - if he goes short, I go long and if I go short, he goes long.