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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Thank you for the countless hours you've sacrificed to make the team, to get to Athens, and for many of you, to fall short of your goal of an Olympic medal by the thinnest of margins.
"If you fall short of your goal you've got to learn lessons.
But you still fall short of your goals. It hurts to know that what you thought was your best shot was not enough.
If you want to fall short of your goals, keep them to yourself.