One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his plan had misfired’
go wrong, go awry, go amiss, be unsuccessful, fail, abort, be abortive, founder, come to nothing, come to grief, meet with disaster, fall through, be ruined, fall flat
boomerang, rebound, backfire, recoil
informal flop, bite the dust, go up in smoke, go phut
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