fall short of something


fall short of something
fall ˈshort of sth idiom
to fail to reach the standard that you expected or need

The hotel fell far short of their expectations.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fall short of something — fall short of (something) if something falls short of a particular level or standard, it does not reach it. Sales for the first half of the year fell short of the target …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short of something — fall short (of (something)) to not reach an amount or standard. Earnings from the farmer s market fell short of what we had expected. Your behavior the other night fell short …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short of — (something) if something falls short of a particular level or standard, it does not reach it. Sales for the first half of the year fell short of the target …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short of — fall short (of (something)) to not reach an amount or standard. Earnings from the farmer s market fell short of what we had expected. Your behavior the other night fell short …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short — (of (something)) to not reach an amount or standard. Earnings from the farmer s market fell short of what we had expected. Your behavior the other night fell short …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall short — {v.} To fail to reach (some aim); not succeed. * /His jump fell three inches short of the world record./ * /The movie fell short of expectations./ Contrast: MEASURE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall short — {v.} To fail to reach (some aim); not succeed. * /His jump fell three inches short of the world record./ * /The movie fell short of expectations./ Contrast: MEASURE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall short — verb fail to meet (expectations or standards) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑come short • Hypernyms: ↑disappoint, ↑let down • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall short — to not reach a particular level or to fail to achieve something that you were trying to do fall short of: The party is likely to fall short of a parliamentary majority …   English dictionary

  • fall short of — verb fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example (Freq. 3) • Ant: ↑satisfy • Verb Frames: Something s something * * * FAIL TO MEET, fail to reach, fail to live up to; be deficient, be inadequate, be insufficient, be wanting, be lacking,… …   Useful english dictionary