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fall below (something)

To decrease lower than a certain point or number. Please tell me that the temperature hasn't fallen below double-digits again.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall below something

to drop to a lower level than something. The temperature has fallen below freezing again. When the audience fell below two hundred a night, they closed the play.
See also: below, fall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The sun had fallen below the crest of the nearest wave of the prairie, leaving the usual rich and glowing train on its track.
The great problem of the shifting relation between passion and duty is clear to no man who is capable of apprehending it; the question whether the moment has come in which a man has fallen below the possibility of a renunciation that will carry any efficacy, and must accept the sway of a passion against which he had struggled as a trespass, is one for which we have no master-key that will fit all cases.
Farebrother said little: he was deeply mournful: with a keen perception of human weakness, he could not be confident that under the pressure of humiliating needs Lydgate had not fallen below himself.
May's score was the first time the index had fallen below the 50 mark - which indicates contraction - since July 2016, and was one of the steepest falls over the past six years.
Revenue volatility is primarily driven by the wind resource, which has consistently fallen below P90 production estimates.
US gasoline stocks rose 4.1 million barrels, EIA data showed, more than expected, while Singapore average refinery profit margins have fallen below US$6 per barrel this month, their lowest seasonal level in five years.
YIT Oyj (HEX:YTY1V) on Tuesday reported that on 28 June 2016 YIT Corporation received a notification under Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act, under which the holding of JPMorgan Chase & Co and its funds in YIT has fallen below the threshold of 5%.
AROUND 18 schools in Merseyside appear to have fallen below the floor standard.
He said it was more likely than not that he would have to write to the Chancellor in the next six months to explain why inflation had fallen below 1 per cent.
INFLATION has fallen below the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time in more than four years.
Summary: Britain's most senior Catholic cleric has apologised after admitting his sexual conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me."
CARDINAL Keith O'Brien last night admitted that his sexual conduct had at times "fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal".
Ireland have never fallen below eighth spot since the rankings were introduced in October 2003.
BREEDING sheep numbers in Wales have fallen below 4m, prompting fears the industry could be losing critical mass.