just shy ofINFORMAL
Meaning: You can say something is just shy of an amount if it's just short of that amount.
- Luckily our boxer's weight is just shy of 60 kilos. If he was over 60 kilos, he couldn't fight.
- We've counted the bricks and there are just shy of a thousand.
Lenny's just shy of seven feet tall. He's
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Contributor: Matt Errey