just shy of
This page is about the idiom just shy ofINFORMAL
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.
Contributor: Matt Errey