come short


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Verb1.come short - fail to meet (expectations or standards)come short - fail to meet (expectations or standards)
disappoint, let down - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
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He was always coming short to go long, long to come short, and he had a great understanding with Kevin Sheedy That was instrumental to a lot of the chances we created and a lot of the goals we scored.