Come up short

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Definition

to come up short (of money): not to have enough (money)
idiom, verb
You've been coming up short on your rent for 5 months now! You really need to find the money to pay me in full.
The soccer team gave a good effort, but in the end they came up short. They just didn't have enough talent to win the match.

Examples

  • "Mick : Our inventory is coming up short month after month."

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