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fail to meet (expectations or standards)


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G U J R A N WA L A -- Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has claimed on Friday that prisons would fall short of space while rhetorically asking the top court how many of the people would be tried for contempt of court for supporting Nawaz Sharif despite disqualification as premier.
In the FRB/US model, inflation and output systematically fall short of their objectives to a degree similar to that under the estimated rule when the steady-state nominal interest rate equals 3 percent.
"When we first started as a group, (we were) getting everybody to understand the direction we were trying to go in and the fact it might fall short at some stages - (but) it hasn't really ever fallen short."
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he hopes major countries agree to "aggressive enough targets" to cut carbon emissions at climate talks in Paris later this year, but said that any deal will fall short of what is needed to slow climate change.
Shanghai: China's trade will grow 3.5 per cent in 2014, implying the country will fall short of a current 7.5 per cent official growth target, according to a report on the Ministry of Commerce's website that was subsequently revised to remove the numbers.
"He's a great kid and fell short of the levels we were looking for but he certainly didn't fall short in his attitude and application," said Steven Pressley.
Hence, the company expects to fall short of its previous guidance of 6% to 8% sales growth as well as adjusted earnings of USD2.65 to USD2.85 per share.
Auto Business News-December 8, 2011--Toyota Motor Corporation's domestic production to fall short of three million in 2011(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
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.
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