go a cropper



go a cropper (third-person singular simple present goes a cropper, present participle going a cropper, simple past went a cropper, past participle gone a cropper)

  1. Synonym of come a cropper
    • 1894, Ernest Glanville, A Fair Colonist (page 218)
      I went a cropper on the turf, as a good many better men than myself have gone before.