fall at the first hurdle

fall at the first hurdle
fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase
to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do
Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successfulsynonym
Main entry: fall

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  • fall at the first hurdle — If something falls at the first hurdle, it goes wrong or fails at the first or an early stage …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fall at the final hurdle — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall at the first fence — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall at first hurdle —    If you fall at the first hurdle, you fail to overcome the first difficulty encountered.     Scott fell at the first hurdle. He didn t study enough and failed his first exam …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fall at the final fence — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • hurdle — noun 1 in a race VERB + HURDLE ▪ clear, jump, jump over ▪ She cleared the first few hurdles easily. ▪ fall at (esp. BrE), hit (esp. BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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  • fall — fall1 [ fɔl ] (past tense fell [ fel ] ; past participle fall|en [ fɔlən ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move downward quickly ▸ 2 become lower in amount ▸ 3 change to another state ▸ 4 lose power/control ▸ 5 hang down ▸ 6 belong to group/activity… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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