come to the ground

come to the ground
(come (или fall) to the ground)
провалиться, рухнуть, сорваться; оказаться безрезультатным

He argued that in the first place no girl in her senses would accept him. To this Alaric replied that as Clementina had not much sense to speak of that objection might fall to the ground. (A. Trollope, ‘The Three Clerks’, ch. XVII) — Прежде всего, сказал Чарли, надо иметь в виду, что ни одна умная девушка не согласится выйти за него замуж. На это Аларик заметил, что подобное возражение отпадает, так как чем-чем, а умом Клементина не отличается.

It is amazing how in the face of passion and the affections and the changing face of life all plans and theories by which we guide ourselves fall to the ground. (Th. Dreiser, ‘The Titan’, ch. XVII) — Удивительно, как под напором страсти и под воздействием изменившихся условий рушатся те взгляды и теории, которыми мы ранее руководствовались в жизни.

Dave's schemes were always elaborate, and that was why they so often came to the ground. (H. Lawson, ‘Joe Wilson's Mate’, ‘The Golden Graveyard’) — Планы Дейва были всегда чрезвычайно сложные, и по этой причине они часто кончались неудачей.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • To come to the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bite the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To fall to the ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet (song) — Song infobox Name = The Ground Beneath Her Feet Type = Song Artist = U2 and Daniel Lanois Album = Released = March 13, 2000 track no = 1 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 3:44 Writer = Salman Rushdie Composer = U2 Label = Island / Interscope… …   Wikipedia

  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet — infobox Book | name = The Ground Beneath Her Feet title orig = translator = author = Salman Rushdie cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = Henry Holt Company release date = 1999 media type =… …   Wikipedia

  • between two stools one falls to the ground — Inability to choose between, or accommodate oneself to, alternative viewpoints or courses of action is likely to end in disaster. Now more common in the metaphorical phrase to fall between two stools. Cf. medieval L. labitur enitens sellis herere …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Feet on the Ground — Infobox Album | Name = Feet On The Ground Type = studio Artist = APO Hiking Society Released = 1984 Recorded = | Genre = Original Pilipino Music, Filipino Rock, Pop Length = Label = Universal Records, Philippines Producer = Reviews = Last album …   Wikipedia

  • fall to the ground — To come to nothing • • • Main Entry: ↑ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • get off the ground — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make a successful beginning; get a good start; go ahead; make progress. * /Our plans for a party didn t get off the ground because no one could come./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get off the ground — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make a successful beginning; get a good start; go ahead; make progress. * /Our plans for a party didn t get off the ground because no one could come./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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