fall flat

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Related to fall flat: on a roll, a case in point, gunning for, give it a shot, fall flat on one's face
  • verb

Synonyms for fall flat

fail utterly

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And the English wonder why so many of us hope they fall flat on their faces.
Everyone has been going on about Simon Cowell's cutting remarks, but without Ant and Dec's banter, their funny faces and their ability to get along with all the contestants - and their mothers if need be - the programme could fall flat on its face.
Over the last 12 years he has cut the ribbon on many new enterprises promising hundreds of new jobs only to have deals fall flat and the businesses never materialize.
The company's No Salt Added flavors fall flat, but you can perk them up with garlic, ground cumin, cayenne, and chili powder.
But with the lower prices, mom-and-pop tortilla shops around the country have used more corn-based tortilla mix instead of corn flour-based products, making Minsa's revenues fall flat.
Just like presents, some seasonal treats fall flat while others soar and become permanent stars in the pantheon of menu classics.
Hopefully any transfer won't fall flat, as I wouldn't offer him anything to come back, out of principle.