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A list of phrases related to the word "failure"...


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  • Damp squib ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Dead duck
  • Dead in the water
  • Dead loss
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Design flaw
  • Down and out
  • Dying on your arse
  • Economic downturn
  • Failure to launch
  • Glaring mistake
  • Go down in flames
  • Graceful loser
  • He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches ( George Bernard Shaw quotation )
  • Hero to zero
  • Hot mess
  • I'm A Loser ( The Beatles song )
  • Jerk off
  • Kiss of death
  • Knock back
  • Lame duck
  • Let the side down
  • Miserable specimen
  • Nice guys finish last
  • On your knees
  • Out of the running
  • Piss poor
  • Quit while you're ahead
  • Second best
  • Second class
  • Sore loser
  • Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan
  • Sunset industry
  • Talk turkey
  • Texas turkey
  • That's blown it
  • The Blue Mosque ( tourist attraction in Turkey )
  • The Sick Man of Europe ( Nickname of Turkey )
  • The biggest loser
  • The bottom fell out of the market
  • The last turkey in the shop
  • The wheels have come off
  • The winner takes it all, the loser standing small ( ABBA lyric )
  • Turkey shoot
  • Wash out
  • Went down like a lead balloon
  • What we have here is a failure to communicate ( line from Cool Hand Luke )
  • White elephant
  • You couldn't catch a monkey with a shotgun and a sack

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