fall short of goal

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fall short of one's goal(s)

 and fall short of the goal(s); fall short of the record
to fail to achieve a goal. We fell short of our goal of collecting a thousand dollars. Ann ran a fast race, but fell short of the record.
See also: fall, goal, of, short
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They conclude that "interventions and policies directed at improving access to care during pregnancy may fall short of the goal of reducing preterm delivery because they cannot address [a] legacy of poor health status and health behaviors.
MacAllister Booth, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, said, "We are disappointed by our results in the last few weeks of the year, Although we expect our operating profit for 1994 to be greater than for 1993 we will fall short of the goal we set for ourselves.
Although we expect our operating profit for 1994 to be greater than for 1993, we will fall short of the goal we set for ourselves.
At a Capitol Hill forum sponsored by Velazquez and other Democrats on the House Small Business Committee, several minority business owners and advocates said federal procurement goals are meaningless as long as agencies suffer no penalties when they fall short of the goals.
In addition to motivating constructive behavior, goal setting - especially if it involves rewards such as bonuses or perks - can also motivate unethical behavior when people fall short of the goals they set or that are set for them.