fall short


fall short
fall short (of (something)) to not reach an amount or standard.

Earnings from the farmer's market fell short of what we had expected.

Your behavior the other night fell short.


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  • fall short (of) — 1》 (of a missile) fail to reach its target. 2》 be deficient or inadequate. → fall …   English new terms dictionary

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  • fall short of — ► fall short (of) 1) (of a missile) fail to reach its target. 2) be deficient or inadequate. Main Entry: ↑fall …   English terms dictionary

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