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Fall

An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 222 inches.
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State-controlled companies are doing better than private corporations at reaching the target, with just three out of 11 state-owned firms falling short of the 40% quota.
It is not a moral issue unless the person has had a long history of clearly falling short in this area and no changes have been made.
While exceeding expectations is certainly better than falling short, positive variances suggest that the company and the analyst have allowed investors to forgo a good investment, Parson argues.
But there's little doubt that we're falling short on dietary fiber.
5 million, or 51 cents per share, falling short of the consensus estimate by a penny.
HOSPITAL staff are falling short of hand-washing targets designed to slow the spread of superbugs.

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