face-plant

/ informal /


verb
  1. (intr) to fall onto one's face, esp when skiing or snowboarding

noun
  1. an act or instance of falling onto one's face

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How to use face-plant in a sentence

  • Christine O'Donnell's latest face-plant—asking "Where in the Constitution is separation of church and state?"

    God for Vice President | John Avlon | October 21, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Most pathetically, when first confronted by the Queen of Hearts, Alice does a face plant in the ground, out of fear and deference.

    Alice, Bratty in Wonderland | Nicole LaPorte | February 28, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I went down in a hard face-plant and skidded, grinding my cheek into the grimy asphalt.

    Little Brother | Cory Doctorow