meet one's Waterloo

Definition of meet one's Waterloo

  1. :  to be defeated The governor finally met his Waterloo in the last election.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to come into the presence of :  find

    :  to come together with especially at a particular time or place

    :  to come into contact or conjunction with :  join

  1. :  the act of assembling for a hunt or for competitive sports

    :  a competition in which individuals match skills

  1. :  precisely adapted to a particular situation, need, or circumstance :  very proper

waterlooplay Waterloo
  1. :  a decisive or final defeat or setback

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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