come a cropperINFORMAL
Meaning: If you come a cropper, you fall over, or you make a mistake which has serious consequences for you.
- The prime minister came a cropper while coming down the steps and hurt his backside.
- 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.
Variety: This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
I came a cropper in the bathroom because
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Contributor: Matt Errey