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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, causing disappointment: August car sales fell short 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 desired amount or standard: They needed 60 votes to pass the bill, but they fell short 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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