to be a little short of money

  • Means not to have enough money right now for something. For example - I would go to Ibiza with you, but I am a little short on money
     
    Hello. tottallyoff is right. It simply means that someone has not got much money, temporarily. Sometimes we say (in UK at least) "I'm a bit short at the moment", and leave out the "of money" altogether, because it's understood.

    Examples:

    Would you mind paying for the coffees? I'm a bit short of money - I haven't been to the bank yet.

    He couldn't afford to buy much as he was a little short of money.

    Could you get these beers? I'm a bit short.
     
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