fall short of goal

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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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If the Q3 slowdown is sustained in the final quarter, the year will fall short of the record, according to the report.
Thermometers will probably fall short of the record for the month, which is 25.
9 mm, looks set to fall short of the record of 499.
But that would fall short of the record of 74, set in 1953.
Lower sales point towards lower production during 2001, which should fall short of the record car tire production of 866 million units and commercial vehicle (light plus medium/heavy commercial vehicles) tire production of 289 million units in 2000.
After 12 consecutive years of growth, sales of variable annuities this year are likely to fall short of the record $137.
Pundits were predicting B*witched would fall short of the record after Boyzone's Comic Relief single, When The Going Gets Tough, appeared to be outselling the girls.
But 2010's soaring figures still fall short of the record highs for both sets of statistics as Northern Ireland's most popular year for people saying "I do" was 1970 which saw 12,300 ceremonies take place.
We want to win the last two games but if we fall short of the record how can anyone criticise what we have done?
While high in historic terms, the number of corporate bankruptcies this year is on pace to fall short of the record of 257 bankruptcies set in 2001.