the shorts


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the shorts

An instance of having an insufficient amount of money. Sorry, I'd like to come out to dinner with all of you, but I've got the shorts until I get paid next week. My late husband's debts has left me with the shorts.
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the shorts

and case of the shorts
n. the lack of money. The shorts always come around at the end of the month. Yo, dog! Loan me a hondo. I got a case of the shorts.
See also: short
References in classic literature ?
The engagement commenced with about two hundred chops administered by the short sailor and the tall sailor alternately, without producing any particular result, until the short sailor was chopped down on one knee; but this was nothing to him, for he worked himself about on the one knee with the assistance of his left hand, and fought most desperately until the tall sailor chopped his sword out of his grasp.
The clang of blows, the cries of the stricken, the short, deep shout of the islanders, and the fierce whoops of the rovers, rose together in a deafening tumult, while the breath of the panting men went up in the wintry air like the smoke from a furnace.
Here's somebody comin' at last, ma'am,' said the short chairman.
If both the longs and the shorts rise, you'll make money in a rising market as long as thepurchases outperform the short sales.
He then sells the borrowed stock through the same broker,and the proceeds of the short sale earn interest at a broker loan rate, which is currently approximately 5 percent.