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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 Roomba's battery runs low, it will drive itself to the Home Base and recharge for its next scheduled cleaning.
He's hard to tackle and runs low to the ground,'' Parker said.
Equipped with the Dell Toner Management System(TM), the printer monitors toner and paper levels, proactively notifies customers when toner runs low and provides a direct link to Dell's dedicated supplies web site for easy reordering.
On-demand printing lets clients quickly reprint titles when inventory runs low or demand exceeds forecasts; economically fulfill smaller-quantity literature, manual, or customized textbook needs for niche markets; target specific audiences using one-to-one mail marketing campaigns; and keep printed brochures, manuals, or textbooks current by updating content more often.
The system also supports a reload facility whereby the cards can be reloaded directly from the cardholder's bank account when the balance runs low.
Other inkjet printers require changing a more expensive three or four-color cartridge whenever one color runs low, potentially wasting significant amounts of ink left in other containers and raising overall output costs.