"COME A CROPPER"
If you come a cropper, you fall over, or you make a mistake which has serious consequences for you.
Example: A radio announcer really came a cropper when he made a racist remark. He lost his job and now he can't get another one.
Dar un golpe.
- I came a cropper in the bathroom because the floor was slippery / Me di un golpe en el baño porque el suelo estaba resbaladizo.
- The prime minister came a cropper while coming down the steps and hurt his backside / El primer ministro se dió un golpe mientras bajaba las escaleras y se lastimó su trasero.
- If you don't get down off that wall you're going to come a cropper.
- Bob invested all his money in the stock market just before it fell. Boy, did he come a cropper.
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