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English definition of “stop short of sth”

stop short of sth

C2 If you stop short of doing or saying something, you decide not to do or say it although you almost do: I stopped short of telling him the brutal truth, but only just.Abstaining and refraining
(Definition of stop short of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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