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shy of (something)

Slightly less than some amount. Our current rent is just shy of $1,500. If it goes any higher, I don't know how we'll be able to afford it. We're just two people shy of a full team. Are any of your friends interested?
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31 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 36 innings and is three wins shy of Hart's sophomore record of eight wins.
But since it was achieved in just 42 attempts - five shy of the requirements - he again didn't make the NCAA list.
5 is one-tenth shy of the mark set by UCLA's Kirk Wilson during the 1950s.
Although his 81-77 in stroke play left him well shy of qualifying for match play, Hillman already addressed that:
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.
His career total of 87 receptions is 96 shy of Jared Bazar's career record of 183 (1997-99).
Bryant made 15 of 29 shots, 16 of 18 free throws and fell one point shy of his career high.
Bryant's 14 field goals in the half fell one shy of the team record, held by Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain.
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).
But Hart finished 20 strokes off the lead and 14 shy of the final qualifying berth at Soule Park, where Loyola (367) and Oak Park (376) advanced.
A content and somewhat shy David Flores ended Thursday just two wins shy of the 2,000-victory mark on North American thoroughbred tracks.
A year shy of graduating, Honsou, then 20, dropped out of school, packed his gym bag with a few clothing items and headed for Paris.
94, finishing about 6 points shy of its highest close of 5,778.