fall below

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: below, fall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Narayanan said inflation would likely fall below two percent starting the third quarter of the year.
Under the new policy, the state governments will be given an option to choose multiple schemes to protect farmers when prices fall below the MSP.
Temperatures may fall below -14C in Chuncheon early Tuesday and Wednesday.
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THE Bank of England has sounded a grim warning about the threat from the moribund eurozone economy as it trimmed its UK growth forecast and predicted inflation will fall below 1 per cent over the next six months.
Analysts at Capital Economics said though inflation probably edged up in December, this was "unlikely to be the start of an upward trend" and expected CPI to fall below the 2% target during 2014.
Using their own writings, critics of the use of natural gas have claimed that leakage rates must fall below 2 to 3 percent in order to obtain any benefit from the use of natural gas.
"Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qassemi will have telephone conservation with OPEC president about an extraordinary meeting if prices fall below $100," the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Monday.
If that unlikely scenario was to occur, Ireland would fall below Tonga - and slip out of the second g band of seeds for the World Cup Pool Allocation Draw.
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But HCC chief executive Gwyn Howells warned: "We must remain vigilant to ensure the number of sheep in Wales does not fall below the critical mass required to sustain a viable red meat industry."
[AUTHOR'S NOTE: Obama's job approval rating has fallen to 50% since this story was originally published.] Should his rating continue its downward trend and fall below 50%, he would -- like most post-World War II presidents -- have less-than-majority approval at some point in his presidency.
Taipei, June 25, 2009 (CENS) -- The Cabinet-level Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has recently drafted rules to intervene if banks' BIS or capital adequacy ratios fall below FSC standards.
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.