Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
run (short/low) on
run short onrun low on
1) to be almost used up or to approach having none of something
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
run short/low on food/money/patience
To 'run short on' something or to 'run low on something' means to have almost used up a supply of something or that there is only a small amount of something left. "We are running low on coffee, can you get some on the way home?" "I am running short on money this month, I have had a lot of expenses."
Social Examples (Basic)
We're running short on milk. Can you run out and get some?
I'm running low on energy today. I think I need a protein shake.
Professional Examples (Basic)
I'm running short on ideas. Do you have anything to add?
We've run low on printer paper. Did you order more?
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