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  • did not succeed — was unsuccessful, did not turn out as was hoped for, did not go over well …   English contemporary dictionary

  • succeed — succeedable, adj. succeeder, n. /seuhk seed /, v.i. 1. to happen or terminate according to desire; turn out successfully; have the desired result: Our efforts succeeded. 2. to thrive, prosper, grow, or the like: Grass will not succeed in this dry …   Universalium

  • succeed — 1 *follow, ensue, supervene Analogous words: displace, supplant, replace, supersede Antonyms: precede 2 Succeed, prosper, thrive, flourish can mean to attain or to be attaining a desired end. Succeed (see also FOLLOW) implies little more than… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • succeed — When it means ‘to be successful’, succeed is followed by in + an ing form, not (unlike fail) by to: • Some local preservation enthusiasts succeeded in getting the house listed as of architectural and historic interest E. Lemarchand, 1972 …   Modern English usage

  • (not) get a look-in — (not) get/have a ˈlook in idiom (BrE, informal) (not) to get a chance to take part or succeed in sth • She talks so much that nobody else can get a look in. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • (not) have a look-in — (not) get/have a ˈlook in idiom (BrE, informal) (not) to get a chance to take part or succeed in sth • She talks so much that nobody else can get a look in. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • not a ghost of a chance — (not) a ghost of a chance if someone does not have a ghost of a chance, they are not at all likely to succeed. Against competition like that, they didn t have the ghost of a chance of winning. (sometimes + of + doing something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a prayer — (not) have a prayer to be not at all likely to succeed. She hasn t a prayer of winning the competition. (often + of) …   New idioms dictionary

  • not a chance — (informal) That will not happen or succeed ● chance …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have much going for you — (not) have much going for (you) have a lot going for (you) to have many good qualities or advantages that will make it easier for you to succeed. Poor thing, she hasn t got much going for her really. She s neither clever nor attractive …   New idioms dictionary

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