in short supply

in short supply
not enough, in less than the amount or number needed

Chairs were in short supply so some of the guests had to sit on the floor.


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  • short supply — index dearth, deficiency, delinquency (shortage), insufficiency Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • short supply — An item is in short supply when the total of stock on hand and anticipated receipts during a given period are less than the total estimated demand during that period …   Military dictionary

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  • in short supply — Not available in desired quantity, scarce • • • Main Entry: ↑short in short supply see under ↑short • • • Main Entry: ↑supply * * * in short/limited …   Useful english dictionary

  • in short supply — {adj. phr.} Not enough; in too small a quantity or amount; in less than the amount or number needed. * /The cookies are in short supply, so don t eat them all up./ * /We have five people and only four beds, so the beds are in short supply./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in short supply — {adj. phr.} Not enough; in too small a quantity or amount; in less than the amount or number needed. * /The cookies are in short supply, so don t eat them all up./ * /We have five people and only four beds, so the beds are in short supply./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in short supply — ► not available in large amounts or numbers: »Temporary workers are in short supply. »If you can offer talents that are in short supply, you are in a strong position. Main Entry: ↑short …   Financial and business terms

  • in\ short\ supply — adj. phr. Not enough; in too small a quantity or amount; in less than the amount or number needed. The cookies are in short supply, so don t eat them all up. We have five people and only four beds, so the beds are in short supply …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in short supply — ► in short supply (of a commodity) scarce. Main Entry: ↑short …   English terms dictionary

  • in short supply — not readily available. Money is in short supply until I get paid …   New idioms dictionary

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