Definition of 'belly up'
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The depressing thing is that the credit crunch will probably cause a lot of projects like these to go belly up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It almost went belly up in 2001 following the bursting of the dotcom bubble. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They bang in nails and hunt moose together, but old rivalries fester and it all goes belly up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The firm went belly up after turmoil in markets kicked off in Switzerland. The Sun (2015)Most managers wait until they have actually GOT the England job before it starts going belly up. The Sun (2012)
If it all goes belly-up, Petra's the one who's going to have to deal with it on the spot. THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
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Used Rarely. belly-up is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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