Fall

(redirected from fall short)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to fall short: fall short of goal

Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Policy Board rejected both proposals and decided to maintain the target and allow it to fall short of the range when liquidity demand is extremely weak.
Perception is everything, however, and students who fall short of the Top Ten mark believe they will have more success applying elsewhere.
30, the annual revenues are likely to fall short of the estimated amount, they said, blaming the prolonged economic slump, which reduced revenues from residential taxes and other local taxes.
Even with "normal" yields, production from 60 million planted acres will fall short of demand.
Companies that fall short of the requirement must pay fines to the government.
Although direct mail can be quite effective, the results can fall short of their potential if the program is not implemented properly.
But Interstate Brands' "Lite" and Schmidt's "Less" fall short of this figure.
The ServiceMaster Company (NYSE:SVM) today announced that, based on preliminary results, its third quarter and full year performance will fall short of management estimates.
THE parent company of Coventry's London Taxi International, Manganese Bronze, said it made no profit in 2011 and could fall short of expectations for the year.
AIDS Free World, a Canadian advocacy group headed by former Canadian UN ambassador Stephen Lewis, said the G8 Muskoka Accountability Report released this week admitted that the bloc will fall short by at least 7 billion dollars of the total of 25 billion dollars this year, or about 30 per cent.
The biggest phytonutrient gap was found in the blue/purple fruit and vegetable category, where 88% of Americans fall short.
THIS summer looks set to have been the wettest since UK rainfall records began in 1914, Met Office figures revealed - but Wales may thankfully fall short of its own record.