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shy of (something)

Slightly less than some amount. Our current rent is just shy of $1,500. If it goes any higher, I don't know how we'll be able to afford it. We're just two people shy of a full team. Are any of your friends interested?
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot's communications director Marielle Sainvilus resigned Thursday, two weeks shy of the 100-day mark.
Actress Amy Adams's three-year-old daughter Aviana was shy of interacting with her Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill but his costume helped her open up.
Summary: There is little doubt that a multiyear top is in place just shy of 1.00 but an AUDUSD rally is expected to begin soon to at least correct the deeply oversold...
The wife of ex-Tory MP Neil Hamilton has never been shy of admitting she likes a drink or three.
During the summer of 1966, a month shy of my sixteenth birthday, I started my first gig as a junior counselor.
There is little doubt that a multiyear top is in place just shy of 1.00 but an AUDUSD rally is expected to begin soon to at least correct the deeply oversold RSI reading on the daily.There is no evidence that suggests a low is yet in place although the psychological .80 figure could provide the support needed for at least a short term low.