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go sour

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go sour

verb phrase

To become unsatisfying; fail; disappoint: After a couple of years of fame it all went sour (1935+)

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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  • These lactic germs cause the milk to go sour and produce in this way the much-extolled soured or curdled milk.

  • But as time passed, and Hugh's claims were again put aside, his nature began to go sour once more.

    Robin Hood Paul Creswick
  • And they are perfectly right if they go sour because this kind of thing happens a little too often within the command.

    The Armed Forces Officer

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