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run short of (something)

To near the end of a supply of something. We're running short of paper towels right now, so use them judiciously.
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run short (of something)

to begin to run out of something. We are running short of eggs. I always keep enough so I will never run short.
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run short

Use something up so that a supply runs out or becomes insufficient, as in We ran short of envelopes, or The organization is running short of money. [Mid-1700s]
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But EBRI's model, released in August, projected that 29 percent of those in the next-to-highest income level will run short of money to cover basic expenses and uninsured health costs after 20 years in retirement, as will 13 percent of those in the highest-income level.
Peter Kavanagh's, in Egerton Street, Toxteth, is among those which have run short of Cains.
The shop is looking for experts in card making, felting and textiles to run short workshops mainly aimed at children.
CASH-STRAPPED students often run short of money at the worst possible moment.
Justin Langer, who was out one run short of his 23rd Test century, said of Lara: "I love watching him bat, he's the king.
While it's true that low-carb dieters could run short on the B-vitamins in fortified-bread, other grains for example, just about every multi has a day's worth of B-vitamins.
As a result, homes across Scotland run short and are forced to use nappies, towels and other makeshift devices.