run short of (something)

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

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.
See also: run, short

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]
See also: 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