come short of

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Definition of come short of

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

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“Come short of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20short%20of. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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