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come a cropper

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1 to be unsuccessful
  • To her disappointment, her plan came a cropper.

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2 to go wrong
  • He tried to scale the fence but came a cropper.

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“Come a cropper.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/come%20a%20cropper. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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