Synonyms and Antonyms of comes to grief
to be unsuccessful
- His plans came to grief after a series of unforseen setbacks.
bombs, collapses, craters, fails, flames out, flops, flunks, folds, founders, misses, strikes out, tanks, washes out
declines, sinks, skids, slips, slumps, wanes
crashes, crumbles, miscarries, misfires
to go wrong
- The expedition came to grief in the vast frozen expanse.
breaks down, busts, conks (out), crashes, dies, fails, founders, stalls
bombs, fizzles, flames out, flops, flunks, folds, washes out
declines, skids, slips, slumps, tanks, wanes