Very good! It´s very kind of you guys to share these insights.
In addition to Gabi commentary, I would like to offer some examples of the "dollar short" thing.
So, here goes the following examples:
I found the shoes that I was looking for but I was ten dollars short.
(From somewhere else on the Internet.)
I needed to get to the airport by 8:00 p.m., and I only had about an hour to do that, I was cutting it close.
I got to Heathrow Airport at around 8:00 p.m., right when I needed to get there! All right, I was getting home on time.
... Then I looked at the meter on the cab and realized that I was ten dollars short. The driver was not letting me off that short, so he witheld my bag while I had to go in the airport to find an ATM. It was a ten-to-fifteen minute that cost me my flight home. I had to reschedule my flight…
(A small chunk from The Story of Mr. AntiSocial, by Por Michael Jean DuBois).
Notice: I used "you guys" by way of slang communication, a thing that already got me slightly in trouble on a message board. The participants were from the UK and mostly of feminine sex. One said that had issues with being called "guys". So I warn you guys to beware the context and your audience. Just in case...