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fall at first hurdle

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  • fall at first hurdle —    If you fall at the first hurdle, you fail to overcome the first difficulty encountered.     Scott fell at the first hurdle. He didn t study enough and failed his first exam …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fall at the first hurdle — If something falls at the first hurdle, it goes wrong or fails at the first or an early stage …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fall at the first hurdle — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • hurdle — noun 1 in a race VERB + HURDLE ▪ clear, jump, jump over ▪ She cleared the first few hurdles easily. ▪ fall at (esp. BrE), hit (esp. BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • fall at the final hurdle — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall at the first fence — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall at the final fence — fall at the first/final/hurdle fall at the first final fence phrase to fail at the beginning or near the end of something that you are trying to do Thesaurus: to fail, or to stop being successful …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall */*/*/ — I UK [fɔːl] / US [fɔl] verb [intransitive] Word forms fall : present tense I/you/we/they fall he/she/it falls present participle falling past tense fell UK [fel] / US past participle fallen UK [ˈfɔːlən] / US [ˈfɔlən] 1) to move quickly downwards… …   English dictionary

  • fall — fall1 [ fɔl ] (past tense fell [ fel ] ; past participle fall|en [ fɔlən ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move downward quickly ▸ 2 become lower in amount ▸ 3 change to another state ▸ 4 lose power/control ▸ 5 hang down ▸ 6 belong to group/activity… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Triumph Hurdle — NOTOC The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle horse race in the United Kingdom for four year old novices. It is run over a distance of 2 miles 1 furlong (3,420 metres) on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham… …   Wikipedia

  • Hurdling — is a type of track and field race. There are sprint hurdle races and long hurdle races. The standard sprint hurdle race is 110 metres for men and 100 metres for women. The standard long hurdle race is 400 metres for both men and women. Each of… …   Wikipedia


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