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  • All washed up ( failed )
  • An abortive attempt
  • Ban the bomb
  • Belly flop
  • Better luck next time
  • Botched job
  • Buckle under
  • Buckle under the strain
  • Burn your fingers
  • Come apart at the seams
  • Come to grief
  • Come up short
  • Day late and a dollar short
  • Doctor Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb ( Peter Sellers movie )
  • Don't lose any sleep over it
  • Draw a blank
  • Failing to plan is planning to fail
  • Failure to launch
  • Fall by the wayside
  • Fall down on the job
  • Fall flat
  • Father of The Atomic Bomb ( Nickname of Robert Oppenheimer )
  • Flub the dub
  • Flunk out
  • Get no change out of someone
  • Get off to a bad start
  • Get your fingers burnt
  • Give up the ghost
  • Go belly up
  • Go bust
  • Go down in flames
  • Go down the drain
  • Go down the tubes
  • Go downhill
  • Go to the wall
  • Go wrong
  • Got nothing to lose
  • Heads I win, tails you lose
  • Hit rock bottom
  • Hit the skids
  • Hit the slide
  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work ( Thomas Edison quotation )
  • If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
  • Knock the cover off the ball ( A baseball expression meaning succeed beyond expectation )
  • Landed belly up
  • Lay an egg
  • Let the side down
  • Letter bomb
  • Looks like a bomb has hit it
  • Lose Yourself ( Eminem song )
  • Lose control
  • Lose count
  • Lose face
  • Lose ground on
  • Lose hands down
  • Lose out on
  • Lose sight of
  • Lose the plot
  • Lose the thread
  • Lose touch with
  • Lose track of time
  • Lose your balance
  • Lose your bearings
  • Lose your bottle ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Lose your cherry
  • Lose your cool
  • Lose your hair
  • Lose your head
  • Lose your heart
  • Lose your inhibitions
  • Lose your looks
  • Lose your lunch
  • Lose your marbles
  • Lose your nerve
  • Lose your rag
  • Lose your shirt
  • Lose your temper
  • Lose your tongue
  • Lose your touch
  • Losing streak
  • Make a balls of something
  • Make a hash of it
  • Miss the cut
  • Nice try
  • On a hiding to nothing ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Reversal of fortune
  • Some you win: some you lose
  • Strike out swinging ( A baseball expression meaning to fail while giving it your best effort )
  • Stuff up
  • Take a beating
  • That's blown it
  • Use it or lose it
  • Weather bomb ( a rapidly deepening low pressure area causing severe storms )
  • What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts
  • Win lose or draw
  • Win some, lose some
  • Win the wooden spoon
  • Workers of the world arise you have nothing to lose but your chains
  • You win some: you lose some
  • Your goose is cooked
  • Zero out

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