fall at the final hurdle

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VerbEdit

fall at the final hurdle (third-person singular simple present falls at the final hurdle, present participle falling at the final hurdle, simple past fell at the final hurdle, past participle fallen at the final hurdle)

  1. Alternative form of fall at the last hurdle
    • 2020 January 2, Philip Haigh, “Ten eventful years and plenty of talking points”, in Rail, page 54:
      On the other hand, Crossrail fell at its final hurdle, admitting just months before its planned December 2018 opening that it was nowhere near ready.