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Today's Lesson
SHORT (OF)   不足した


  • To be short of a thing is to have less of it than you need.
  • short of  は、何かが不足している、という意味です。


  1. I'm a little short of money. Do you think you could lend me five dollars?
  2. Three of our people are sick with the flu, so we're a little short of staff this week.
  3. The bill is for ¥12,000, but we've only got ¥9000. We're ¥3000 short.
  4. When an airline sells too many tickets for a flight so that they're short a few seats, we say the flight's "overbooked".
  5. My mother's getting old. She gets short of breath just climbing the stairs these days.

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