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I was wondering if there's an idiomatic expression to say that "someone or something did not delivered as promised". Like The method's promise was cut short or something similar.

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  • You could say that it did not live up to expectations. Aug 22, 2016 at 11:24

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The method fell short of what had been promised--

"fall short (of something) to not reach an amount or standard" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fall+short

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