Idioms about cropper
come a cropper, Informal.
to fail; be struck by some misfortune: His big deal came a cropper.
to fall headlong, especially from a horse.
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How to use cropper in a sentence
Despite some electoral successes, these efforts have largely come a cropper, especially with the defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012.
It was a beastly cropper—this wedding mess—and I've gone to pieces over it, for I did love Rosamond awfully.The Tigress | Anne Warner
Crikey, you should 'a seen 'im come a cropper on his nut down them new steps.
She began to wonder very much what was the matter with Rupert, and guessed that he had "come an awful cropper" of some kind.December Love | Robert Hichens
My colloquial Japanese comes a cropper now and then—but I get what I want, which is the main thing.A Journal from Japan | Marie Carmichael Stopes
This view illustrates a double cropper in which both the spirals are controlled by one belt.The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth | T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
British Dictionary definitions for cropper
a person who cultivates or harvests a crop
a cutting machine for removing the heads from castings and ingots
a guillotine for cutting lengths of bar or strip
a machine for shearing the nap from cloth
a plant or breed of plant that will produce a certain kind of crop under specified conditions: a poor cropper on light land
(often capital) a variety of domestic pigeon with a puffed-out crop
come a cropper informal
to fall heavily
to fail completely
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