fall below

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After the first jerk as I reached the end of the rope that had been paid out to let me fall below the pit's edge they lowered me quickly but smoothly.
Their fashion of philosophizing, however, is well suited to persons whose abilities fall below mediocrity; for the obscurity of the distinctions and principles of which they make use enables them to speak of all things with as much confidence as if they really knew them, and to defend all that they say on any subject against the most subtle and skillful, without its being possible for any one to convict them of error.
Sometimes I rise above my level, sometimes I fall below it; but always I fall short of the things I dream.
Summary: Transparency InternationalEe's 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index was released: over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories tracked fall below the mid-point 50-mark, with a global average score of just 43.
MORE than half of homes in Scotland fall below the energy efficiency standard, campaigners have warned.
Schools fall below the floor standard if fewer than 40% of pupils achieve five or more GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent, including English and maths.
THE Bank of England has sounded a grim warning about the threat from the moribund eurozone economy as it trimmed its UK growth forecast and predicted inflation will fall below 1 per cent over the next six months.
If that unlikely scenario was to occur, Ireland would fall below Tonga - and slip out of the second g band of seeds for the World Cup Pool Allocation Draw.
Ladbrokes - FTSE 100 specials: 4-9 falls below 4,000 this year, 4 to fall below 3,000 this year; FTSE 100 2011 finishing position: 6-4 6000 or higher, 5-2 4500-6000, Evs 4500 or lower.
But HCC chief executive Gwyn Howells warned: "We must remain vigilant to ensure the number of sheep in Wales does not fall below the critical mass required to sustain a viable red meat industry.
Should his rating continue its downward trend and fall below 50%, he would -- like most post-World War II presidents -- have less-than-majority approval at some point in his presidency.
Taipei, June 25, 2009 (CENS) -- The Cabinet-level Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has recently drafted rules to intervene if banks' BIS or capital adequacy ratios fall below FSC standards.