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    #1

    Fall short of

    Can anyone, please, explain me the exact meaning of the expression like
    He fell short of...
    I understand it means "to lack" or something like this, but would like to know how to use it correctly (e.g., what follows after "of" and so on, preferably with some examples).
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    Max.

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    Re: Fall short of

    He fell short of his goal to become a millionaire by age 25.

    The company fell short of their goal of 1 million new sales in fiscal 2010.

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    Re: Fall short of

    if something falls short of a particular level or standard, it does not reach it
    Sales for the first half of the year fell short of the target.

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