fall flat

fall flat
fall flat
to be unsuccessful: »

The deal fell flat when the two sides could not agree on the terms of the contract.

Main Entry: flat

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • fall flat — (on (your) face) to fail completely. Most of her jokes fell flat and her act was a disaster. It used to be an amazing magazine, but it s fallen flat on its face …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall flat — ► fall flat fail to produce the intended effect. Main Entry: ↑flat …   English terms dictionary

  • fall flat — verb fail utterly; collapse The project foundered • Syn: ↑fall through, ↑founder, ↑flop • Derivationally related forms: ↑flop (for: ↑flop) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • fall flat on your face — fall flat on (your)/its face to fail or make a mistake in an embarrassing way. The new scheme fell flat on its face in spite of all the financial support that was given. It s always amusing to see a newscaster fall flat on his face …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall flat on its face — fall flat on (your)/its face to fail or make a mistake in an embarrassing way. The new scheme fell flat on its face in spite of all the financial support that was given. It s always amusing to see a newscaster fall flat on his face …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall flat on face — fall flat on (your)/its face to fail or make a mistake in an embarrassing way. The new scheme fell flat on its face in spite of all the financial support that was given. It s always amusing to see a newscaster fall flat on his face …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall flat on your face — fall flat (on (your) face) to fail completely. Most of her jokes fell flat and her act was a disaster. It used to be an amazing magazine, but it s fallen flat on its face …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall flat on face — fall flat (on (your) face) to fail completely. Most of her jokes fell flat and her act was a disaster. It used to be an amazing magazine, but it s fallen flat on its face …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall flat on your face — 1) to fall forwards so that you are lying on your front 2) to fail completely, especially in an embarrassing way This scheme will fall flat on its face unless the residents get behind it …   English dictionary

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