fall short of (one's) goal

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fall short of (one's) goal

To fail to meet or reach a goal, especially by a narrow margin or degree. Ugh, I fell just short of my goal of getting straight A's this semester. Our team has fallen short of our quarterly sales goal for the third time in a row.
See also: fall, goal, of, short

fall short of one's goal(s)

 and fall short of the goal(s); fall short of the record
to fail to achieve a goal. We fell short of our goal of collecting a thousand dollars. Ann ran a fast race, but fell short of the record.
See also: fall, goal, of, short
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I had said that sometimes, one will fall short of his goals and this was only natural, because no one was perfect.
Ryan expects Obama to fall short of his goals, and said Republicans must be waiting with a plan for action.
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