An Olympic athlete cannot perform at any level short of world-class.
He tried everything short of lending her the money himself.
He's a nice person, but a bit short of brains.
Nothing short of miraculous!
His curly brown hair stopped somewhere short of being unruly, but it was clean and clipped short.
His lips covered hers in a long warm kiss that left her short of breath.
His stunt tonight was nothing short of jealousy.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.