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Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


What does fall at the first hurdle mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

fall at the first hurdle

If you fall at the first hurdle, you fail to accomplish something at the very beginning of the attempt.

A related idiom is the following:

fall at the final hurdle.

The above idiom means to fail near the end of something that you are trying to do.


Mary fell at the first hurdle when she failed to raise the amount of money she needs for her business plan.

Two European Commission nominees fall at the first hurdle.

This idiom is in the sport category

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