fall short of expectations


: to not be as good as people thought would be the case
Earnings fell short of expectations.

Examples of fall short of expectations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But now, a new leak highlights an area where Samsung could fall short of expectations. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Copper prices this week moved to their highest level in over three months as prospects of stimulus in China and supply cuts from Chile spur optimism for a rebound in the red metal, but the rally may not last should China’s support measures fall short of expectations. Yusuf Khan, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2023 While Betts emerged as a superstar and the heartbeat of the 2018 champions, the other three saw their careers fall short of expectations. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2023 Unfortunately, sometimes companies fall short of expectations and, in the case of Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a massive recall has to be issued because of something as simple as a labeling error. Mike Wehner, BGR, 7 Apr. 2021 Gap warned that sales for the spring quarter would fall short of expectations in part due to troubles at Old Navy. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, 20 May 2022 The reality of this class may take a few years to shake out and really know who is going to be good and who will fall short of expectations. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 30 Apr. 2022 As for an individual team, picking Texas to fall short of expectations is usually a safe bet. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 Kentucky: Mark Stoops has raised the bar at Kentucky enough over the last several years to be honest when the Wildcats fall short of expectations. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 13 Nov. 2022

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“Fall short of expectations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20short%20of%20expectations. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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