run short of
phrasal to use up ; run low on

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • run short — {v. phr.} 1. To not have enough. * /Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short./ * /We are running short of sugar./ Compare: RUN OUT. 2. To be not enough in quantity. * /We are out of potatoes and the flour is running… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • run short — {v. phr.} 1. To not have enough. * /Bob asked Jack to lend him five dollars because he was running short./ * /We are running short of sugar./ Compare: RUN OUT. 2. To be not enough in quantity. * /We are out of potatoes and the flour is running… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • Of long — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • short run — noun Date: 1879 a relatively brief period of time often used in the phrase in the short run • short run adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • short — See: CAUGHT SHORT, FALL SHORT, FOR SHORT, IN BRIEF or IN SHORT, IN SHORT ORDER, IN SHORT SUPPLY, MAKE SHORT WORK OF, RUN SHORT, SELL SHORT, THE LONG AND THE SHORT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • short — See: CAUGHT SHORT, FALL SHORT, FOR SHORT, IN BRIEF or IN SHORT, IN SHORT ORDER, IN SHORT SUPPLY, MAKE SHORT WORK OF, RUN SHORT, SELL SHORT, THE LONG AND THE SHORT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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