fall short of something


fall short of something
fall short of (something) if something falls short of a particular level or standard, it does not reach it.

Sales for the first half of the year fell short of the target.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • fall short of something — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short of something — fall ˈshort of sth idiom to fail to reach the standard that you expected or need • The hotel fell far short of their expectations. Main entry: ↑shortidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall short of — (something) if something falls short of a particular level or standard, it does not reach it. Sales for the first half of the year fell short of the target …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short of — 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short — {v.} To fail to reach (some aim); not succeed. * /His jump fell three inches short of the world record./ * /The movie fell short of expectations./ Contrast: MEASURE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall short — {v.} To fail to reach (some aim); not succeed. * /His jump fell three inches short of the world record./ * /The movie fell short of expectations./ Contrast: MEASURE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall short — verb fail to meet (expectations or standards) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑come short • Hypernyms: ↑disappoint, ↑let down • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall short — to not reach a particular level or to fail to achieve something that you were trying to do fall short of: The party is likely to fall short of a parliamentary majority …   English dictionary

  • fall short of — verb fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example (Freq. 3) • Ant: ↑satisfy • Verb Frames: Something s something * * * FAIL TO MEET, fail to reach, fail to live up to; be deficient, be inadequate, be insufficient, be wanting, be lacking,… …   Useful english dictionary