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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fall Short of (To).
 
To be deficient of a supply. This is the Latin excdo, to fail. To fall short of the mark is a figure taken from archery, quoits, etc., where the missile falls to the ground before reaching the mark.   1
 


 Fall Out of (To).Fall Together by the Ears (To). 

 
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