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run low

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

to near the end of a supply of something. We are running low on salt. It's time to buy more. The car is running low on gas.
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be/run ˈlow (on something)

not have much of something left: We’re running low on fuel. Do you think we’ll have enough to get home?
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When customers are running low on one of their everyday essentials, they can simply press a Dash Button to automatically reorder the item at the same low prices they find sold by Amazon online and with free Prime shipping.
But with eight out of 14 of the hospice shops selling furniture, demand is outstripping supply and stocks are running low.
1 : the whole supply or amount on hand <Our stock of food is running low.
A RANDOM sample of petrol filling stations across the region said last night that, while stocks were running low, most still had some petrol and diesel, although some had run out completely.
49, but it seems to be running low since I mentioned it a few weeks ago.
Fluids found to be running low will be topped up, while tyre pressures will be correctly set.
We weren't thinking about running low ET (elapsed time).
Brennan says the company's primary focus is on the methane, especially since North American resources in methane are already running low.
Thanks to improved software, ERS-210A will now recognize when its batteries are running low and stupefy all around it by waddling over to the "Energy Station," sitting down on it and initiating the recharge session itself
However, if you are an ultra runner or a back-of-the-pack marathoner, you do need to replace salt as well as water during long workouts and races to prevent running low on sodium.
Yet in the same period it took Renault to turn Nissan around, GM bought 20% in almost every car maker not allied to Ford or DaimlerChrysler, killed Oldsmobile, scolded Saturn for not prospering on a starvation diet, and introduced the first of an onslaught of new trucks into a market quickly filling with import competition and running low on cheap fuel.
Jobless, his savings running low, Smaltz moved to Atlanta's Hancock and Harwell, a company that sold rare coins and precious metals.