Fall short

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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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  • 5 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 …

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 11 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) …

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  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 fall short of — • be short of • fall short of to be less than needed, wanted or expected; to lack smth; to not be enough (shortfall) …

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  • 14 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 …

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  • 15 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,… …

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  • 16 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 …

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  • 17 fall short of —    If something proves inadequate or insufficient, or does not reach the required standard, it falls short of what is expected.     Sales of the new product fell short of the company s expectations …

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  • 18 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,… …

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  • 19 fall short — verb to be less satisfactory than expected; to be inadequate or insufficient But if being is not a whole through being affected by that affection, and there is such a thing as the whole itself, if follows that being falls short of itself …

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  • 20 fall short — not able to do as well as planned    I m falling short of my career goals because I ve been ill …

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