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    fall flat

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I created varying problems within the domestic framework, and tried to encourage their participation, but it was as thoughthere was a conspiracy of disinterest, and my attempts at informality fell pitifully flat.

    fall flat = prove to be unfruitful


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