lack thereof

idiom

formal
used to say that there is not enough of the thing that has been mentioned
The problem is money, or (a/the) lack thereof.

Examples of lack thereof in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The classic study from way back in 1987 found that student ability to comprehend a reading passage about baseball was heavily influenced by their prior knowledge (or lack thereof) of baseball. Peter Greene, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 And what was once normal in his industry is increasingly archaic, shattered by the new rules — or lack thereof — of the fractured online media world. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 The long-term merits, or lack thereof, of Peltz’s bid, transcend any single short-term earnings report from Disney. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 6 Feb. 2024 Thematically, Vedder is writing about human connection (or lack thereof), aging, parenting and the state of the world. Spin Staff, SPIN, 1 Feb. 2024 Melissa Gorga isn't ashamed of her current relationship, or lack thereof, with her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 The supply of luxury properties has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, so the current inventory, or lack thereof, is another factor driving up prices. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 Content moderation, or lack thereof: another issue sucked up in the Swiftularity. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2024 The police chief was hesitant to define the unit’s necessity or lack thereof. Rachel Spacek, Idaho Statesman, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Lack thereof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lack%20thereof. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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