in short supply
Less than is needed, lacking. For example, Skilled operators were in short supply, or The hotels are all full, and beds are in short supply. [First half of 1900s]
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Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
First, how about the expansibility needed to supply adequate funds for crop-moving?Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
What course was taken to supply that assembly when any noble family became extinct?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
You see, I am the city undertaker, and the people are dying here so fast, that I can hardly supply the demand for coffins.