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very informal if something goes tits-up it fails completely
to be unsuccessful when you try to do something
to begin to fail
to fail to be successful or to improve
if a plan or idea backfires, it has the opposite effect to the one that you wanted
to gradually fail, become less enthusiastic, or disappear, especially after starting successfully
to suddenly fail or stop existing
if a play, film, or new product flops, it is completely unsuccessful
if a business crashes, it fails suddenly and completely
informal to be very unsuccessful
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
in golf, a small wooden or plastic object that you push into the ground and place the ball on so...
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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