fall short
phrasal 1. to be deficient 2. to fail to attain something (as a goal or target)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • fall short — index fail (lose), lack, require (need) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — v. (D; intr.) to fall short of (they fell short of their goal) * * * (D; intr.) to fall short of (they fell short of their goal) …   Combinatory 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 — we sincerely hope that our fund raising efforts will not fall short Syn: be deficient, be inadequate, be insufficient, be wanting, be lacking, disappoint; informal not come up to scratch, not come up to snuff …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fall short — Synonyms and related words: be disappointing, be found wanting, be inferior, be insufficient, collapse, come short, crash, decline, fail, fail of, fall, fall away, fall dead, fall down, fall flat, fall in, fall shy, fall stillborn, fall through,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

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