fail miserably

This page is about the collocation fail miserably

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to fail very badly

For example

  • I tried acting, but I failed miserably at that so now I'm a teacher.

  • A week after the earthquake, the government's relief efforts were still failing miserably.

Note:
Similar collocations include "fail dismally" and "fail abysmally"

Quick Quiz

If a plan failed miserably, it

a. only just failed

b. only just succeeded

c. was far from successful

Contributor: Matt Errey