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fall short

C1 to fail to reach an amount or standard that was expected or hoped for, causing disappointment: August car sales fell short of the industry's expectations.
Translations of “fall short”
in Chinese (Traditional) 未達到數量(或要求)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 未达到数量(或要求)…
(Definition of fall short from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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