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    #1

    stop short of/at

    Hi teachers,

    It stopped short at raining.
    It stopped short of raining. Which one is correct if I have to use "stop short"?

    Many thanks.
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    #2

    Re: stop short of/at

    I am not a teacher.

    If you have to use one or the other it would be 'stop short of', but I find it unnatural in this sort of context.

    We normally stop short of doing something extreme.

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