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come short

To disappoint. To not meet certain expectations or goals. I came short on my sales goal this month, which is really disappointing. I know I was supposed to run a full mile. I didn't want to come short, but I was going to collapse if I didn't take a break!
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come ˈshort

(South African, informal) have an accident; get into trouble: Kim broke her collarbone and Lisa and a couple others also came short.We’ve seen a lot of IT companies come short through aggressive expansion.
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"I feel that if I'm coming short to get involved in the game then there is nobody up front in the centre forward position and it is important for the team to have a focal point," he said.
While consumers have benefited from rising levels of disposable income in recent years, many are nevertheless worried that inflation and other economic challenges in the coming short term will stifle consumer spending.
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"So we have agreed that within this coming short period we need to work hard and ensure that the security elements from the IO are brought in.
We expect growth to remain strong in the second half of the year, IIF said, even as economic expansion could be coming short of official projections.
Elsewhere, Riyadi's winning streak was halted at 12, after coming short against UBA 104-99 after overtime at Jbeil.
"We have a firm belief in Dubai's fundamentals and see the market maturing and continuing to grow in the coming short to medium term," he added.
Redcar's Under-13s missed out on a place in the League Cup final after a 4-3 loss to Marton Blues in a thrilling semi-fi-nal, with Jordan Woodall's hattrick just coming short.
But, he hoped to finalize this issue during the coming short period.
Technical indicators are currently stable and a new upturn is more likely to be seen in the coming short to medium term.
Kim Young-bae, director general of the BOK's economic statistics division, blamed the mess in Europe for Korea's growth coming short of the bank's 2.4 percent forecast.
Paracha said that masses are coming short of nerves due to intense situation of inflation and energy crises.
Omer said that the government and the Liberation and Justice Movement are ready to sign Darfur Peace Document in the coming short periodMO/MOBack
Serbian Prime Minister Mirko Cvetcovic has made a seemingly half-hearted declarationA coming short of an actualA apology for the incident in which Serbian authorities obstructed the remembrance of Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski by the ethnic Bulgarians in the country.
Huddersfield came again from a scrum within the Waterloo 22 this time James Davies coming short to power his way over, Johnson again adding the extras to give the visitors a 17-3 lead at the break.