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come a cropper

Definition of come a cropper

informal

  1. 1 :  to fail completely in a sudden or unexpected way <Her careful plan came a cropper.>

  2. 2 British :  to have a very bad fall <He came a cropper on the ski slopes.>



Word by Word Definitions

comeplay
  1. :  to move toward something :  approach

    :  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose

    :  to reach a particular station in a series

cropperplay
  1. :  one that crops

    :  one that raises crops

    :  sharecropper

  1. :  a severe fall

    :  a sudden or violent failure or collapse


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