HyperDic: fall_short

English > 1 sense of the expression fall short:
VERBemotionfall short, come shortfail to meet (expectations or standards)
English > fall short: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
Meaningfail to meet (expectations or standards) .
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymcome short
Broaderdisappoint, let downfail to meet the hopes or expectations of

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