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fall on one's ass

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fall on one's ass

verb phrase

  1. (also fall flat on one's ass) To fail, esp ignominiously and spectacularly: They want to see you fall on your ass/ Pratt and Murphy fell on their ass (1940s+)
  2. To deteriorate beneath operational limits •Said of the weather conditions at an airport (1970s+ Airline)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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