Santa Comes a Cropper

Santa texting while flying by Peter Heilig
Cartoon by Peter Heilig

Santa (proper noun): short for Santa Claus; another term for Father Christmas

to come a cropper: (informal British idiom) fall heavily; suffer a disaster

By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub December 2019
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.


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