go short (of something)

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.
See also: go, short