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shy of something

having less of something than is needed or expected The bill was four votes shy of a majority. He was a large man, just shy of six feet tall.
Related vocabulary: short of something
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People have told me about it, but I don't even think about it,'' said Kaczor, who is 13 kills shy of the 1998 record posted by the former All- American, who is currently one of the AVP tour's top players.
31 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 36 innings and is three wins shy of Hart's sophomore record of eight wins.
Even Malone, two units shy of graduating with a political science degree, can do the math.
John Bosco of Bellflower on Friday, pushing his career yardage total to 8,510 - 1,461 yards shy of Keith Smith's state record of 9,971 (Newbury Park, 1991-93) and 1,490 shy of the 10,000-yard mark.
Jordan might be a little more than two months shy of his 27th birthday - the prime of an NFL running back's career - but he's as well-preserved as Pamela Anderson.
Those victories followed a 74-67 performance in stroke play for a 141 that was seventh best of that phase and only four strokes shy of medalist honors.
The home winning streak is now 27 games long, three shy of the record set by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1951, 17 shy of the NBA record set by the Chicago Bulls in 1996.
The home winning streak now is 27 games long, three shy of the record set by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1951, 17 shy of the NBA record set by the Chicago Bulls in 1996.
Olson's 49 attempts were the second most in school history, two shy of Dennis Dummit's 1970 record.
Ciccone was nine receptions short of Chris Hite's 1986 single-season record of 88, and 94 yards shy of Jerry Owens' 1997 single-season record of 1,423 yards.
Bryant made 15 of 29 shots, 16 of 18 free throws and fell one point shy of his career high.
Washington junior quarterback Cody Pickett already has thrown for 2,251 yards this season, only 318 shy of Cary Conklin's single-season school record of 2,569 in 1989 and 1,071 shy of the career record at a school known for its quarterbacks.
It was a bummer for us, because we knew we were better than that,'' Costley said of his team's 402-stroke effort that was six strokes shy of qualifying in a divisional that advanced Atascadero (395) and Santa Ynez (397).
A content and somewhat shy David Flores ended Thursday just two wins shy of the 2,000-victory mark on North American thoroughbred tracks.
Trent, who has 47 receptions and has had no fewer than six in any game this season, didn't even realize he's 12 receptions shy of Aaron Lewis' career mark of 119 and 18 short of Lewis' 1996 single-season mark of 65.