What would a TV host say to his guest when the time for the show is about to end?

Our time is low/short. Can you answer the last question in 20 seconds?

What are the other possible variations?

I hope I can ask another question here in order to prevent opening another thread.
How can I say something gives good news about future. What is the exact word?

This report ...... a good year. (declares? proves? .....)

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    " we are a little short on time..." , "a little behind the program schedule"..."TIme is running out.." "the report anticipates / expects maybe"
    – M K
    Jan 27, 2017 at 9:46
  • Please make another post for your second question. One question per post, unless they are closely related (usually a follow-up). There is no problem making another post. Users do it all the time.
    – Em.
    Jan 27, 2017 at 10:02
  • @MK Do you think I could use promise in the second situation. I just find it accidentally Jan 27, 2017 at 10:12
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    Also, consider waiting longer before accepting an answer.
    – Em.
    Jan 27, 2017 at 10:26
  • Yes promise is your best bet. It slipped my mind.
    – M K
    Jan 27, 2017 at 10:29

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I don't believe that it is idiomatic to say that time itself is short or low in this case. Instead, you can say that we are short on time. I don't think we are low on time is as common, at least according to this ngram search.

You can also say we're almost out of time, which I think is clear, or you can also say we are running out of time.

running out
3. [intransitive] if time is running out, you do not have long to do something

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