short of the mark

idiom

Definition of short of the mark

: not reaching the target that was aimed for the bullet was/fell short of the mark often used figuratively Our fund-raising fell short of the mark.

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“Short of the mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20of%20the%20mark. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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