One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘efforts to relocate the event to another seaside resort have so far come to naught’
fail, founder, be unsuccessful, not succeed, lack success, fall through, fall flat, break down, abort, miscarry, be defeated, suffer defeat, be in vain, be frustrated, collapse, misfire, backfire, not come up to scratch, meet with disaster, come to grief, come to nothing, miss the mark, run aground, go wrong, go awry, go astray
informal flop, fizzle out, come a cropper, bite the dust, blow up in someone's face, go down like a lead balloon
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