words fail someone
Definition of words fail someone
—used to say that a person does not know what to say He wanted to express his appreciation for all they had done, but words failed him.
Word by Word Definitions
: something that is said
: talk, discourse
: the text of a vocal musical composition
: to express in words : phrase
: to lose strength : weaken
: to fade or die away
: to stop functioning normally
: a failure (as by a security dealer) to deliver or receive securities within a prescribed period after purchase or sale
: some person : somebody
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