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be short of (something)

To be near the end of a supply of something. We're short of paper towels right now, so use them judiciously.
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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.
See also: of, run, short

be/run short of something

not have enough of something; only have a small amount of something left: We’re running short of butter. Can you get some more today?I’m a bit short of money at the moment. OPPOSITE: be well off for something
See also: of, run, short, something
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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.
CASH-STRAPPED students often run short of money at the worst possible moment.
That's always the age groups where we run short of gifts,'' Baylis said.
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.
Scots are least likely to run short of change, with just 20 per cent saying they regularly run out of cash.