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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For Everton, there was evidence why they may still f ll h f h lf h fall short of their goal for the season - securing a prized top-four finish.
Even some Obama administration officials have conceded that sanctions may fall short of their goal, which is to convince Iran's leaders that the political costs of their continuing defiance on nuclear issues have reached an unacceptable level.
Such people opt for the savings route to meet their financial targets and often they fall short of their goals.
"People simply are not keeping an eye on their pensions, so the outcome will fall short of their goals."
Many teacher evaluation systems fall short of their goals and actually harm the learning environment rather than helping students and teachers succeed.
Goals are a stepping stone to taking action, and it got me thinking about why so many people fall short of their goals. If you fail to put a plan in place to reaching them, goals become meaningless, and getting better seems unattainable and overwhelming.