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short supply

An item is in short supply when the total of stock on hand and anticipated receipts during a given period are less than the total estimated demand during that period.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Other company were there: two playing cards, two playing dominoes, three standing by the counter lengthening out a short supply of wine.
KARACHI -- Cotton prices rose further on Saturday in front of rising demand for new crop lint and short supply due to slow down in phutti (seed cotton) arrival.
On Monday, some drugmakers initiated a new round of price increases on their products, with some of them affecting generic hospital-administered injectable drugs that are in short supply, The Wall Street Journal's Jared Hopkins reports.
Sanity and logic is in short supply FOR us long suffering public there is a constant certainty in politics.
CLOSE to 100 commonly prescribed medications including painkillers, antibiotics and antidepressants are in "serious short supply", Labour has warned.
Freedom of speech is in short supply in Western Europe.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Wednesday, the Western media reports that Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves are in short supply or affect the infrastructure projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the report is seriously inaccurate.
Fuel, in those days, coal, the main driver of industry and the railways, was in short supply because access to the mines was blocked by snowdrifts.
KARACHI -- Tomato and Onion prices skyrocket yet again in Karachi due to widening gap between supply and demand due to short supply from Sindh, causing the price of tomatoes at Rs150 per Kg, to cross even the price of live chicken which stands at Rs130 per Kilogram.
He said that the CDA should arrange tube wells in areas where water was in short supply.
Short supply boosted the rates on the cotton market on Friday in the process of trading, Kamal Hayder, Research Analyst-PAGE said.