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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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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.
He has to start thinking about it a little bit more, maybe coming short to leave space in behind for the forward or midfielder to run into.
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.
Their strength isn't coming short and linking up, it's playing on the shoulder to then go and score.
A few of the pilots who have been ordered to Predator duty have chosen, if their required service was coming short, to refuse the assignment and leave the service instead.
Buchiri had however lost his earlier singles match after coming short in attempting to pocket an easy pink.
4, 1-4: From a 1-4 set-up, 4 inbounds the ball to 1 coming to 5's side screen in the key, 3 feinting long and coming short over the midcourt line, and 2 feinting short and coming back long.
There is definite potential in the partnership with Robert Earnshaw, especially with me coming short and laying the ball off and if I get the chance to get wide he is always in the box.
With the size of the supplementary budget coming short of expectations, we can't expect much of an economic recovery,'' he said.
There were times on Wednesday when he was playing virtually as a third striker, pushing his marker back, coming short and then spinning away for a ball over the top to cause panic in the Albania defence.
Mackinaw does not anticipate coming short on any payments that would require a tapping of the debt reserve.
While the country's authorities have declared a three-day mourning period after the deadly attack, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to respond with "brutal force"against militants, adding that "the army and police will avenge our martyrs and return security and stability with force in the coming short period.