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    short and run out of

    Do short (of) and run out of sth have the same meaning?

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    Re: short and run out of

    Quote Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
    Do short (of) and run out of sth have the same meaning?
    No they don't mean the same. If you have run out of something, there is none left. If you are short of something, there is very little left.

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