caught short

idiom

Definition of caught short

1 : not having enough of something Make sure you stock up on supplies before you set out on your trip. Don't be caught short!
2 British, informal : having a sudden urge to use the toilet

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“Caught short.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caught%20short. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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