fall short of (something)

fall short of (something)

To not meet or reach something, usually a goal, standard, or requirement. The phone falls quite short of the company's usual quality, feeling a bit cheap as a result. Unfortunately, your application fell short of the requirements for entry, so it has been denied. The company fell short of their quarterly targets for the third time in a row.
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fall short

to lack something; to lack enough of something, such as money, time, etc. We fell short of money at the end of the month. Tom fell short of cash and had to borrow from me.
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fall short of

Prove inadequate or insufficient. For example, His skills fell short of the required standard. [Late 1500s]
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fall short (of)

1 (of a missile) fail to reach its target. 2 be deficient or inadequate; fail to reach a required goal.
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fall ˈshort of something

fail to reach the standard that you expected or need: Your performance at work has fallen short of what is required in this company.
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fall short

1. To fail to attain a specified amount, level, or degree: an athlete whose skill fell far short of expectations.
2. To prove inadequate: Food supplies fell short.
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