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fall short

fall short
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to not go far enough)
a. quedarse corto
It looked like Hernandez was going to hit a home run, but the ball fell short.Parecía que Hernández iba a batear un jonrón, pero la pelota se quedó corta.
2. (to not meet; often used with "of")
a. quedarse corto
The first movie was good, but the sequel fell short.La primera película era buena, pero la secuela no se quedó corta.
b. no estar a la altura
Brad had a good resume, but he's been working here for a year now, and he's really fallen short of our expectations.Brad tenía un buen CV, pero ya lleva trabajando aquí un año, y la verdad es que no ha estado a la altura de nuestras expectativas.
c. no dar la talla
The judges had high hopes for this singer, but her performance fell short.Los jueces esperaban mucho de esta cantante, pero su interpretación no dio la talla.
d. no estar al nivel
The restaurant fell short of the competition and went out of business in two years.El restaurante no estuvo al nivel de la competencia y quebró dentro de dos años.
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