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
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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
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Many consumers are on benefit or minimum wage; but for the supermarkets they would be going short of food.
We seem to have an upside down system where the criminals are now dictating the terms while honest residents, many of them pensioners who have paid taxes all their lives, are going short of essential everyday care.
We don't want him to feel he's going short of our love when a new baby comes along.
In addition to a poor diet, some people could be going short of vital vitamins and minerals because of their lifestyle.