fall short of the record

fall short of the record

To fail to reach or surpass a mark achieved by someone or something else. Even with all that rainfall we experienced earlier in the month, our totals fell short of the record.
See also: fall, of, record, short
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The new sales are impressive but fall short of the record sale so far this year, which was a$10.03 million teardown in Wayzata.
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 25.6C (78F), recorded on March 29, 1968, in Cambridgeshire.
Wales, although much wetter on average with 469.9 mm, looks set to fall short of the record of 499.5 mm set in a soggy 1927.
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 $137.5 billion recorded in 2000.
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.