come to grief

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come to grief (third-person singular simple present comes to grief, present participle coming to grief, simple past and past participle came to grief)

  1. (idiomatic) To have a disastrous outcome.
    • J. R. R. Tolkien
      These elves and half-elves and wizards, they would come to grief perhaps.

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