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    #1

    just short of ...

    Hi

    A woman thinks that some people:
    ... suspect me of self-pitying egoism, only just short of malingering.

    What is the meaning of "just short of" here?

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    Re: just short of ...

    You could almost describe it as malingering, but it's not quite that bad/serious/extreme.

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