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Fall flat on one’s face 一败涂地
    2018-12-20  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: Do you still remember your first public performance?

B: Sure, I’ll never forget my first comedy routine. I got out there under the bright lights and fell flat on my face — not a single person laughed.

Note: Literally, the idiom means to “fall and land on one’s face.” Figuratively, it means to “fail thoroughly or in a spectacular or embarrassing way.” The idiom appeared as early as in the Bible, although in the literal sense.

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