Synonyms and Antonyms of falls short
to be unsuccessful
- The movie fell short of its viewers' expectations.
bombs, collapses, craters, fails, flames out, flops, flunks, folds, founders, misses, strikes out, tanks, washes out
declines, sinks, skids, slips, slumps, wanes
crashes, crumbles, miscarries, misfires
to go wrong
- The biography falls short by neglecting to explore the subject's faults as well as his virtues.
breaks down, busts, conks (out), crashes, dies, fails, founders, stalls
bombs, fizzles, flames out, flops, flunks, folds, washes out
declines, skids, slips, slumps, tanks, wanes