run short›if you run short of something, you have too little of it left: The bank has been plagued for months by speculation that it is running short ofcapital.›if something runs short, there is little of it left: Time is for a deal to get done.In two months food will run short.
We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and