1. Pomalu nám dochází nějaká spotřební komodita –
AmE (spíš) short on; BrE: short of.
Pomalu nám dochází benzín,
svítí kontrolka, ale pumpu nikde není vidět ..
- AmE we're short on gas ..... BrE we're short of petrol
[Also (BrE): we're running low on petrol, we're running out of petrol, we're
running short of petrol, we're getting short of petrol, the petrol's running
out, there's not much petrol left, atd.]
(AmE) We finally cross into Kentucky … Since we're running short
on gas again, we check the map and head to a small town not far off the
road; … (BrE) My father discovered that we were running short
of petrol in the car and he had doubts as to whether there was enough left
to complete the return journey.
2. (AmE + BrE) Short on something (short of something) Chybí nějaká (abstraktní)
vlastnost nebo obsah
This is just one opinion, but the panels I went to seemed clear and open
about the nature of the problem, but very short on [short
of] solutions]; … However, the paper is short
on [short of] specifics about how the government
will implement these initiatives; … second novel is short
on [short of] characters and dialogue, but very
long and convincing on story; … This tablet is short on
[short of] storage, offering only 16GB of internal