come short of

idiom

: to be less than
Sales for the month came short of our estimates.

Examples of come short of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McGinnis ran out of bounds for no gain and had his last two passes come short of his receiver and Red Mountain celebrated with the win. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 18 Nov. 2022 Sebastian Jaime, Olmes Garcia, Luis Silva, Yura Movsisyan, Chad Barrett, Corey Baird, Alfredo Ortuño, Douglas Martinez, Giuseppe Rossi, Douglas Martinez, and Sam Johnson all have come short of picking up the slack left when Alvaro Saborio was traded and Plata’s career slid. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Oct. 2020

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“Come short of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20short%20of. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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