fall below

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fall below (something)

To decrease lower than a certain point or number. Please tell me that the temperature hasn't fallen below double-digits again.
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fall below something

to drop to a lower level than something. The temperature has fallen below freezing again. When the audience fell below two hundred a night, they closed the play.
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5million homes - 62 per cent of the total in Scotland - fall below the energy performance certificate band C recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Mr Griffiths, who has been married to wife Sally for 30 years, said today: "I am, of course, ashamed that my conduct did fall below acceptable standards.
The lender plans to invoke a clause in the deals enabling it to stop reducing the loans in line with cuts to the Bank of England base rate once official interest rates fall below 2%.
95 million units, indicating that annual sales will fall below the year-before level for the eighth straight year, the Japan Automobile Dealers Association said.
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They documented that it is possible for the daily close price to fall below the listing price in the aftermarket.
Consequently, the Heat Computera only runs when temperatures inside the building fall below a comfortable level, about 6-10 hours per day, whereas a regular timer can run as many as 18-24 hours a day, even if the temperature inside has remained constant.
But, to ensure its initial public offer went ahead, Air China reduced its offer by nearly 40 percent to USD$575 million and pledged to buy back up to 600 million shares if they fall below the IPO price by the year-end.
and Los Angeles fall below NAEP's basic reading level.
Current trends suggest that Japan's jobless rate could fall below 4 percent by early 2006, so that inflation is expected to pick up after mid-2006.
But we must be firm with businesses that fall below acceptable standards.
The third fall below the range after June 2 and 3 is expected to increase speculation that the BOJ will lower the target for its quantitative easy-money policy, financial market participants said.
MNR reports indicate wood supply for the major species group is expected to fall below the current level of industrial demand in the near future.
Even more distressing is the number of full time workers with severe disabilities who fall below the poverty line.