go short (of something)

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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?
See also: go, short

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
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For an ugly, fat bloke Colin Montgomerie doesn't go short of women.
The model-turnedwriter never seems to go short of a party invitation but when it comes to her wardrobe it's a matter of extremes.
And he admits he won't go short of some pointers if he runs into any problems in his role in the dugout.
You will never go short of friends and I do see happiness.
Lambert added: "I won't go short of bread, let's put it that way.
However, a better value option is to go short of Boro's first goal time at 59.
Barn owls will go short of food for small mammals have drowned and the likelihood is that wildflowers will have perished in the rotting vegetation, so bees will go short of nectar.
I never go short of partners, but if they start showing interest in more than sex I go off them.
Runner beans must not be allowed to go short of water.
That's as high as you can go short of outer space," says team spokesman Kevin Roark.
WITH Sir Tom, Dame Shirley and Charlotte among our most famous sons and daughters - not to mention the 70,000-odd would-be choristers at the Millennium Stadium every Six Nations matchday - you'd be forgiven for thinking South Wales could never go short of a singer.
It makes it all the more obvious that relatives and friends have to rally around as well to ensure these elderly and vulnerable people don't go short of liquid intake and food.
If you don't water them in well or let them go short of water in summer, very small heads will form quickly.
The staff on Ward Nine spent the money instead on toiletries for patients, ensuring they do not go short of soap, shampoo or toothpaste in the New Year.