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"HongKong Disneyland has come under fire from medical chief for offering primary school children unlimited visits for special price during their enforced holiday, 2-week school suspension due to the spread of human swine flu. Government medical official said Disneyland is not responding & not acting properly to what is proposed by the government, but stopped short of calling the move irresponsible saying it is not responsible for public health."
1. What is the meaning of stopped short?
2. What is the meaning of stopped short of calling the move irresponsible saying it is not responsible for public health.?
Tks / ju
The medical chief resented at Disneyland's special-price-visit offer to children because he thought it was out of keeping with the idea behind the enforced school suspensions. However, he did not went on to call their act irresponsible, as (he wanted to pretend that he thought) they bear no responsibility towards public health.
In my opinion, they are still irresponsible, because the are responsible for acting responsibly.
'stop short of doing sg' means 'to decide not to do sg'.