fall flat on your face

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.


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  • 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 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

  • 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 your face — …   Useful english 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) 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)/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 — 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

  • 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

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