come up short

idiom

Definition of come up short

: to not go far enough : be insufficient The shot came up short of the target. The state education budget came up short last year.

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“Come up short.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20up%20short. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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