What is run short?

  • (verb): To be spent or finished.
    Synonyms: run low, go

Famous quotes containing the words short and/or run:

    “Must a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully.
    “Of course it must,” Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh: “my name means the shape I am—and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take
    And stab my spirit broad awake;
    Or, Lord, if too obdurate I,
    Choose thou, before that spirit die,
    A piercing pain, a killing sin,
    And to my dead heart run them in!
    Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)