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To fail, or to stop being successful

go tits-up

if something goes tits-up it fails completely

fail

verb

to be unsuccessful when you try to do something

founder

verb

to begin to fail

languish

verb

to fail to be successful or to improve

backfire

verb

if a plan or idea backfires, it has the opposite effect of the one that you wanted

fizzle

verb

to gradually fail, become less enthusiastic, or disappear, especially after starting successfully

miss

verb

to fail to catch something that is being thrown or given to you

collapse

verb

to suddenly fail or stop existing

flop

verb

if a play, movie, or new product flops, it is completely unsuccessful

crash

verb

if a business crashes, it fails suddenly and completely

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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