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fail to meet (expectations or standards)


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She claimed that grounds where Nawaz Sharif addresses rallies fall short of space.
I'm less concerned about the precise number, because let's stipulate right now, whatever various country targets are, it's still going to fall short of what the science requires," Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) (LSE: TYT) (TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, has reported that the domestic production for 2011 is likely to fall short of three million vehicles, the Asahi Shimbun has reported.
However, 40% of Americans don't plan to take what is arguably the easiest step to help potentially prevent illness this cold and flu season--eating more fruits and vegetables daily According to a newly released report, "America's Phytonutrient Report: Immune Health by Color, "American adults who fall short in meeting their recommended daily fruit and vegetable intakes are also likely to fall short in vitamins A, C and E, zinc and selenium--all nutrients research suggests may support a healthy immune system.
That figure will include at least 30 schools in the region, where GCSE results fall short of government targets and where at least 30% of pupils receive free school meals.
But they fall short of the 90 per cent the government want by November as part of a scheme launched in January 2007.
The poor summer weather has prompted garden centre chain Dobbies to issue a warning that its full year profits will fall short of expectations.
However, it is unfortunate that despite this recognition in the report, the recommendations fall short of providing such adequate protection.
If she bases that statement on boarding statistics, of course the Valley will fall short, because Metro provides fewer buses with longer headway times.
Break district scores into elementary, middle and high school so for a district to miss AYP it must fall short at all three levels.
The proposals came after the BOJ decided at the previous May 19-20 meeting to maintain the current account balance at the long-standing 30 trillion to 35 trillion yen range but noted it may allow the balance to fall short of the range if liquidity demand is exceptionally weak.
An antiretroviral medication under development may work in HIV-infected patients for whom existing drugs fall short.
Furthermore, until larger issues such as international fish export agreements are addressed, local efforts to prevent wildlife extinction will fall short.
Failures range from the worst-case scenario of projects that are not completed, to projects that are over budget or that fall short of expected goals and objectives.
When they fall short of them we have to take appropriate action.