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be below full strength

To not be at the maximum strength, capacity, or level of power or ability. I've been below full strength ever since my injury. If our army is below full strength, we don't stand a chance against our enemies.
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be at/below full ˈstrength

have/not have the necessary number of people to do something: We’re working below strength at the moment; it’s not easy to deliver all the orders on time.When we’re working at full strength, we employ 600 people.
See also: below, full, strength