fall flat on one's face

fall flat on one's face
fall flat on one's face
To come to grief or fail dismally
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Main Entry:fall

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fall over forward
figurative fail in an embarrassingly obvious way

the president could fall flat on his face if the economy doesn't start improving soon


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  • fall flat — trip and land on one s face; produce no response …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To fall flat — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flat — I. /flæt / (say flat) adjective (flatter, flattest) 1. level, even, or without inequalities of surface, as land, etc. 2. horizontally level: a flat roof. 3. comparatively lacking in projection or depression of surface: a broad flat face. 4. (of a …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Fall — (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr. sfa llein… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flat — flat1 W2S2 [flæt] adj comparative flatter superlative flattest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(surface)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(tyre/ball)¦ 4¦(not deep)¦ 5¦(drink)¦ 6¦(not interesting)¦ 7¦(battery)¦ 8¦(business/trade)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — fall1 W1S1 [fo:l US fo:l] v past tense fell [fel] past participle fallen [ˈfo:lən US ˈfo:l ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move downwards)¦ 2¦(stop standing/walking etc)¦ 3¦(decrease)¦ 4¦(become)¦ 5¦(belong to a group)¦ 6 fall short of something 7 fall victim/prey… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flat — [[t]flæ̱t[/t]] ♦♦ flats, flatter, flattest 1) N COUNT: also N num A flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor and part of a larger building. A flat usually includes a kitchen and bathroom. [mainly BRIT] Sara lives with her… …   English dictionary

  • flat — 1 adjective flatter, flattest 1 SURFACE smooth and level, without raised or hollow areas, and not sloping or curving: a flat bottomed boat | a perfectly flat sandy beach | flat as a pancake (=very flat): The countryside near there is flat as a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — [c]/fɔl / (say fawl) verb (fell, fallen, falling) –verb (i) 1. to descend from a higher to a lower place or position through loss or lack of support; drop. 2. to come down suddenly from a standing or erect position: to fall on one s knees. 3. to… …   Australian-English dictionary

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