Translation: from spanish

came a cropper

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  • cropper — come a cropper BrE informal a) to fail in something, especially unexpectedly: I came a cropper on the last question in the test. b) to accidentally fall onto the ground from a horse or bicycle: Jimmy came a cropper as he turned the corner …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cropper — /krop euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that crops. 2. a person who raises a crop. 3. a person who cultivates land for its owner in return for part of the crop; sharecropper. 4. a plant that furnishes a crop. 5. a cloth shearing machine. 6. come a… …   Universalium

  • cropper — crop|per [ˈkrɔpə US ˈkra:pər] come a cropperBrE informal a) to fail in something, especially unexpectedly ▪ Swedish investors have come a cropper in London. b) to accidentally fall from a horse, bicycle etc ▪ She came a cropper on the ski slopes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cropper — I. /ˈkrɒpə / (say kropuh) noun 1. someone or something that crops. 2. someone who raises a crop. 3. someone who cultivates land for its owner in return for part of the crop. 4. a plant which furnishes a crop. 5. a machine that shears the nap of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • come a cropper — 1. To fall off your horse. * /John s horse stumbled, and John came a cropper./ 2. To fail. * /Mr. Brown did not have enough money to put into his business and it soon came a cropper./ Compare: RIDING FOR A FALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come a cropper — 1. To fall off your horse. * /John s horse stumbled, and John came a cropper./ 2. To fail. * /Mr. Brown did not have enough money to put into his business and it soon came a cropper./ Compare: RIDING FOR A FALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come\ a\ cropper — 1. To fall off your horse. John s horse stumbled, and John came a cropper. 2. To fail. Mr. Brown did not have enough money to put into his business and it soon came a cropper. Compare: riding for a fall …   Словарь американских идиом

  • come a cropper — 1. to fall to the ground. Supermodel Naomi Campbell came a cropper last week on the catwalk of a Paris fashion show. 2. to make a mistake or to have something bad happen to you which makes you less successful than before. The leading actor came a …   New idioms dictionary

  • come a cropper — phrasal to fail completely < the plan came a cropper > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • come a cropper — British informal 1) to fail or get into trouble After a good start to the season, Chelsea came a cropper at Leeds. 2) to accidentally fall to the ground with a lot of force …   English dictionary

  • come a cropper — idi a) to fail decisively: His deal came a cropper[/ex] b) to fall headlong …   From formal English to slang


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