fall short Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"fall short" in British English

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fall short

C1 to ​fail to ​reach an ​amount or ​standard that was ​expected or ​hoped for, ​causingdisappointment: Augustcarsalesfellshort of the industry's ​expectations.
(Definition of fall short from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fall short" in American English

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fall short

to not ​reach a ​desiredamount or ​standard: They ​needed 60 ​votes to ​pass the ​bill, but they ​fellshort by 12 ​votes.
(Definition of fall short from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fall short”
in Chinese (Simplified) 未达到数量(或要求)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 未達到數量(或要求)…
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