short of
Date: 1560 preposition other than; especially of a lesser degree than <
had few options short of replacing the motor
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nothing short of — {adv. phr.} Absolutely; thoroughly; completely. * /Olivier s performance in Hamlet was nothing short of magnificent./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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