fall on one's face
phrasal to fail utterly <
the movie fell on its face at the box office
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  • fall on one's face — verb To fail, especially in a dramatic or particularly decisive manner. Judge Charles R. Richey last week tried to apply some firm rules of law to such indelicate situations. He came close to succeeding, then fell on his face. Ant: land on ones… …   Wiktionary

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  • fall flat on one's face — To come to grief or fail dismally • • • Main Entry: ↑fall * * * 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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  • land on one's feet — verb To be lucky, or successful, often in difficult situations. Ant: fall on ones face …   Wiktionary

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  • To fall on — 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

  • List of recurring adult characters on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide — The following is a list of recurring adult characters from the American teen sitcom Ned s Declassified School Survival Guide : Mr. Jeremy Monroe (Played by Jim J. Bullock) Mr. Monroe’s is Ned and Cookie’s Life Science teacher, as well as being in …   Wikipedia

  • Out of one's head — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of one's time — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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