fall short (of)


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