One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A heavy fall or collision.
come a gutser
informal Suffer a failure or defeat.
- ‘The people who think that they can keep slugging the motorist - the average person who just goes down the road - for more dollars or cents per litre of petrol and then add road tolls will find that they will come a gutser.’
- ‘After all, he is not much different to an adventurer who comes a gutser in the ocean somewhere and expects others to risk their lives saving him.’
Early 20th century: from the noun gut.
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