meet one's Waterloo

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of meet one's Waterloo

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

Word by Word Definitions

meet play
  1. : to come into the presence of : find

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

  3. : to come into contact or conjunction with : join

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

  2. : a competition in which individuals match skills

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

waterloo play
  1. : a decisive or final defeat or setback


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