1.1 (as noun a Waterloo) A decisive defeat or failure: the coach rued the absence of his top player as his team met their Waterloo
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- Woods wasn't alone - Colin Montgomerie, David Toms and Phil Mickelson all met their Waterloos in the wet stuff - but like a true champion he bounced back.
- But while awaiting this plan D, it is Europe that has suffered a Waterloo this June 18.
- Building societies faced just such a Waterloo a few years ago, when at one stage it was as if the entire sector would be swallowed up by the banks.
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