Synonyms and Antonyms of fell short
to be unsuccessful
- The movie fell short of its viewers' expectations.
bombed, collapsed, cratered, failed, flamed out, flopped, flunked, folded, foundered, missed, struck out, tanked, washed out
declined, sank (or sunk), skidded, slipped, slumped, waned
crashed, crumbled, miscarried, misfired
to go wrong
- The biography falls short by neglecting to explore the subject's faults as well as his virtues.
broke down, busted (also bust), conked (out), crashed, died, failed, foundered, stalled
bombed, fizzled, flamed out, flopped, flunked, folded, washed out
declined, skidded, slipped, slumped, tanked, waned