View Poll Results: If something goes belly up, it goes ____.

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Thread: Belly up

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Belly up

    You can check your answer here.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    If a plan or business goes belly up, it fails.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    He bought stock in the company and then it went belly up. Bad timing.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    To go bankrubt

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    Cool Re: Belly up

    A variant in the US is /tits up/.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    Hi,

    Is "belly up" a fairly common phrase? Does it sound childish?

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    Default Re: Belly up

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi,

    Is "belly up" a fairly common phrase? Does it sound childish?
    It's common enough.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    Hopelessly ruined or defeated ; especially : bankrupt.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    Think of a dead fish floating 'belly up'.

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    Default Re: Belly up

    gone bust

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