Student or Learner
"Mayor David Miller called her efforts to help contain SARS and bolster public confidence during the ordeal, nothing short of heroic."
what does the underlined text mean? I used to think that it meant "with little/few" but it doesn't seem to be the case.
a few more examples:
" It's really remarkable, though, because you say short of George Bush and here we have the Soviet leader in this country,..."
"Now, that's far short of the goal that the National Cancer Institute and other groups have set for..."
"Do you think we're short of breath here?"
"I am short of money."