short of something meaning

  "short of something" in a sentence
[American idiom]
not having enough of something.
I wanted to bake a cake, but I was short of eggs.
Usually at the end of the month, I'm short of money.


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  1. I think we have fallen far short of something where we have serious threats,
  2. We're always short of something.
  3. "I've felt frustrated that what is out there falls short of something satisfying.
  4. The school record is 44 straight, and nothing short of something cruel and unusual will keep Finn from breaking it.
  5. Short of something dramatic like that, Dukakis and others wonder, is there much reason for anybody to be listening?

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