in short supply


: available in amounts that are less than needed
Gasoline is in short supply.

Examples of in short supply in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But again, because of Del Norte's struggles to hire enough special education staff, those aides are often in short supply and undertrained. Cory Turner, NPR, 15 May 2024 And when labor is in short supply, contractors can find themselves in a rush to meet deadlines, construction workers say. Ames Alexander, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 And trust among the American public is in short supply. Morgan Marietta, The Conversation, 30 Sep. 2022 That means even fewer affordable rentals and potentially higher prices for everyone because available units are in short supply. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 5 May 2024 Other arms, like the 155-millimeter artillery rounds that Ukraine desperately needs, are in short supply worldwide. Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Generic injectables account for 67% of shortages, and more than half of drugs in short supply cost less than $1 per unit, according to the Finance Committee. advertisement Hospitals band together to negotiate drug prices by hiring group purchasing organizations. John Wilkerson, STAT, 3 May 2024 At $8,000 per shell—which are in short supply and high demand—that is an expensive proposition. Justin Ling, WIRED, 2 May 2024 Both basic and life-saving drugs are in short supply, from oxytocin and chemotherapy medications to prescriptions for to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024

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“In short supply.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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