Definition of 'failing'
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Local social services apologised for failings in the case. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Experts blame increases in obesity and heavy drinking and failings in elderly care. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A coroner said there had been serious failings. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He shared with his countrymen a scepticism about the way Britain worked and he was eager to expose its failings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I explain that, as head, it is my duty to highlight parental failings. The Sun (2016)This judicious figure surgically exposed the failings of the bank. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nobody is better positioned to identify clinical failings than those who work alongside them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You must expect to find failings in your partner. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)The study that exposed these failings is not alone. The Sun (2016)Growing up and finding out their failings came as a huge shock to me. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The guidance comes after recent court rulings exposed failings in the system that had eroded public trust. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it did find significant failings in care. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Aid officials also said that its failings could have serious ramifications for implementing international law around the globe. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The document highlighted failings in a government pledge to deport dangerous offenders once they have served their sentence. The Sun (2011)And both may contribute to care system failings in healthcare and welfare and in the criminal justice system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Report after report highlights these failings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In more than half of those cases, the failings were down to other agencies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet most Americans of my generation have placed those undoubted flaws and failings in a larger context. Times, Sunday Times (2013)None of these huge losses would have been possible without catastrophic failings in the bank's structure. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ms Stalker says that the failings were only teething problems. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The warning came as MPs published a report highlighting serious failings in the way schools tackle bullying. The Sun (2007)Bosses apologised for failings in care, including long waits and cancelled appointments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This yet again highlights the serious failings with Haringey social services. The Sun (2014)Last November an inquest into her death concluded that failings in the care she received in hospital contributed to her death. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The DH interim report acknowledges the failings and says that services must improve. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It lists 12 major failings. The Sun (2016)About flaws, failings, and sins in your life that perhaps only your husband know and see? Christianity Today (2000)I can get as caught up as anyone in this country 's failings and all the little injustices that blight our lives. The Sun (2011)Japan has begun to admit and acknowledge that the meticulously constructed life of the white-collar drone is at the heart of the country 's worst failings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'failing'
British English: failing NOUN
The failings of someone or something are their faults or unsatisfactory features.
The report listed a catalogue of serious failings by staff on the night in question.
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