Fail completely to produce the intended or expected effect: his jokes fell flat
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- However, the script fails him by falling flat in the moments where you expect the most to be delivered.
- He perfected an air of modesty and if his jokes fell flat he had a comical line in self-deprecation.
- The eerie silence made him look, at moments, like a stand-up comic whose jokes were falling flat; but of course this was no laughing matter.
fail, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, fall through, break down, abort, miscarry, be defeated, suffer defeat, be in vain, be frustrated, collapse, founder, misfire, backfire, not come up to scratch, meet with disaster, come to grief, come to nothing, come to naught, miss the mark, run aground, go astray
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