Failure

in vain

Meaning: without success

Example: It seems as if the merger will go through and all our hard work has been in vain. Read on

famous last words

Meaning: a comment or a prophecy that is expected to be proved incorrect

Example: I was thinking that I will not have dinner today. Famous last words, I am very hungry. Read on

lose it

Meaning: go insane or crazy

Example: I thought he had lost it when he told me how much his new car had cost. Read on

up a blind alley

Meaning: to be doing something that will definitely have a negative outcome

Example: The trip was up a blind alley it seems because the travel agent could not even jot down a proper itinerary. I wonder why they booked a holiday with such a shady company anyway. Read on

close, but no cigar

Meaning: be very close to accomplishing a goal but fall short

Example: You did quite well for someone who was playing for the first time. You attempt for close, but no cigar. Read on

do or die

Meaning: a situation in which you must take a big risk in order to avoid failure

Example: A do-or-die attempt to halt the invaders. Read on

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broken heart

Meaning: break someone's heart

Example: I know he broke your heart, but there are other boys out there who are better than him. Read on

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