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just shy of

This page is about the idiom just shy of



You can say something is just shy of an amount if it's just short of that amount.

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

Lenny's just shy of seven feet tall. He's

a. six foot five inches

b. six foot eleven inches

c. seven foot one inch
a) six foot five inches b) six foot eleven inches c) seven foot one inch

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Contributor: Matt Errey