come short of (something)

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come short of (something)

To almost get, achieve, or accomplish something. She came short of the gold medal because her leg cramped in the last few meters. We came just short of our goal to raise $10,000 in donations.
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come short of something

Fig. to do something almost; to fail to achieve something completely. The workers came short of finishing the job on time. We came short of our goal for the year.
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As such, energy transition is at the forefront of achieving a low carbon future one where economies can sustainably fuel progress without coming short of energy supply.
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.
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.
Paracha said that masses are coming short of nerves due to intense situation of inflation and energy crises.
More rain has been forecast for the grain belt, which would further delay planting in the world's largest exporter, dimming yield prospects with the planted area coming short of the 92.
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.
As we bear responsibility before Allah to keep everybody in the country secure and safe, it is our duty to firmly face this issue and find out those responsible, either government departments or individuals, contributing to this disaster and firmly punish them for coming short of their duty," the decree said.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused "some Arabs" of interfering in Iraq's internal affairs and seeking a change of the country's political map, noting "the Arab stance towards Iraq is still coming short of the required level".