stop short

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Duffy, who has opposed a complete mayoral takeover, said he is developing his own plans to submit to Villaraigosa that would provide for an increase in mayoral responsibility but stop short of a full takeover.
Judging from his debut CD, actor-rocker Cahoon knows the genre well--he certainly looks the part--but his performances stop short of the rabid insanity of Iggy Pop or Freddie Mercury's extravagant affectation.
The natural gas-rich provinces, Santa Cruz and Tarija, stop short of declaring themselves breakaway republics.