let the side down

idiom

British
: to disappoint family, friends, etc., by failing to do what is needed or expected
I feel like I really let the side down.

Examples of let the side down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While some countries let the side down, there were unexpected wins – namely from within the private sector, from leaders who showed up and committed to change more than ever before. Jonquil Hackenberg, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021

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“Let the side down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20the%20side%20down. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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