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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 ​stoppedshort of ​telling him the ​brutaltruth.
(Definition of stop short of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stop short of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 差一点没(做或说), 险些(做或说)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 差一點沒(做或說), 險些(做或說)…
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