fall below (something)

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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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Whenever she fell below this self-imposed standard she was miserable.
Ere he left Paris Van Tromp was one of those whom he entertained to a farewell supper; and the old gentleman made the speech of the evening, and then fell below the table, weeping, smiling, paralysed.
In an instant what he stood on fell below him, and he was gone.
Holmes had the impersonal joy of the true artist in his better work, even as he mourned darkly when it fell below the high level to which he aspired.
KARACHI -- The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank fell below the $8-billion mark as they contracted 1.85% on a weekly basis, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday.
South Korea, Japan, Turkey and Malaysia also fell below 50.
In a press briefing yesterday, Deputy National Statistician Josie Perez said poverty incidence, or the proportion of the population whose incomes fell below the poverty threshold, declined to 21% from 27.6% in the first semester of 2018.
New data shows that 11.6per cent of state-funded mainstream schools - 346 in total - fell below the government's minimum standards last year.
Tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres Oyj (HEL:NRE1V) announced on Monday the receipt of an announcement from BlackRock Inc on 7 December 2018, under which BlackRock Inc's indirect holding in Nokian Tyres shares fell below level of 5%.
Melco, however, is still silent on its plan after its public float already fell below the minimum requirement.
He resigned from the SNP after admitting his behaviour towards women fell below profession standards.
PRITI Patel has quit her Cabinet role and acknowledged that her "actions fell below the standards of transparency and openness" she had advocated.
Summary: The annual inflation fell below zero at -0.2% in October 2016 after 0.1% inflation in previous month, according to GeoStat.
On early Tuesday, the level fell below the critical level of 180 meters above sea level to 179.88 masl, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
The study reviewed emissions associated with well development, production, and completions and found leakage of methane fell below estimates made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), The agency's most recent data found that overall leakage from the natural gas production process was actually below 1.5 percent.