Synonyms of 'come to grief'
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So many marriages have come to grief over lack of money.
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If an activity, attempt, or plan fails, it is not successful.
He was afraid the revolution they had started would fail.
come to nothing
fall short of
fizzle out (informal)
be in vain
fall by the wayside
come a cropper (informal)
go up in smoke
go belly-up (slang)
come to naught
lay an egg (slang , US , Canadian)
go by the board
not make the grade (informal)
go down like a lead balloon (informal)
turn out badly
fall flat on your face
meet with disaster
be found lacking or wanting
If something such as a plan or project founders, it fails because of a particular point, difficulty, or problem.
The talks have foundered.
Thesaurus for come to grief from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something comes to grief , it fails . If someone comes to grief , they fail in something they are doing, and may be hurt .