fall short of (one's) goal

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fall short of (one's) goal

To not meet or reach a goal. Ugh, I fell just short of my goal of getting straight A's this semester. Our team has fallen short of our quarterly targets for the third time in a row.
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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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However, the fell short of their goal - that of which is to qualify for a much-coveted spot in the 2012 London Olympics.
Even so,for the arena project itself, Bucks officials fell short of their goal for total payments toSmall Business Enterprisecompanies,paying themonly17 percent ofthe project total, instead of the18 percent called for by their goal.
WILMINGTON, DEL * The New Castle, Del., nuns who tried to draw attention to their tiny order by raffling off original portraits of Pope Francis in September fell short of their goal.
Less than a year after the Azkals fell short of their goal in Male, twotime national champion Ceres La Salle bowed to Maldivian squad Maziya, 01, in their AFC Cup playoff at the National Stadium in the Maldivian capital.
Warren Gatland's men fell short of their goal of claiming a big southern scalp during the fourmatch campaign, losing to both South Africa and Australia.
In my 27 years in contract management, I have seen more than my share of great programs that fell short of their goals, due to inadequate or unrealistic financial planning and execution.