meet one's Waterloo

meet one's Waterloo
a decisive defeat or failure.

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  • meet one's Waterloo — {v. phr.} To be defeated; lose an important contest. * /After seven straight victories the team met its Waterloo./ * /John fought instead of running, and the bully met his Waterloo./ (After Napoleon s final defeat at Waterloo.) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • meet one's Waterloo — {v. phr.} To be defeated; lose an important contest. * /After seven straight victories the team met its Waterloo./ * /John fought instead of running, and the bully met his Waterloo./ (After Napoleon s final defeat at Waterloo.) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • meet one's Waterloo — To be finally and decisively defeated • • • Main Entry: ↑Waterloo …   Useful english dictionary

  • meet\ one's\ Waterloo — v. phr. To be defeated; lose an important contest. After seven straight victories the team met its Waterloo. John fought instead of running, and the bully met his Waterloo. (After Napoleon s final defeat at Waterloo.) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • meet one's Waterloo — be totally defeated, suffer a major downfall …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meet one's —  Waterloo Encounter final defeat …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Waterloo in popular culture — Because of its pivotal role in European and world history the Battle of Waterloo has a prominent place in military history and is frequently mentioned in popular culture. Here are some examples:Commemorative memorials and places: For a… …   Wikipedia

  • Waterloo — [ˌwɔ:tə lu:] noun (usu. meet one s Waterloo) a decisive defeat or failure. Origin Waterloo, a village in what is now Belgium, site of a battle in 1815 in which Napoleon was finally defeated …   English new terms dictionary

  • waterloo — /wɔtəˈlu / (say wawtuh looh) noun a decisive or crushing defeat: to meet one s waterloo. {from Waterloo} …  

  • waterloo — n. a decisive defeat or contest (meet one s Waterloo). Etymology: Waterloo in Belgium, where Napoleon was finally defeated in 1815 …   Useful english dictionary

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