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I fell off my swing and landed on top of him, causing him to fall flat on his lace.
Articulation is critical the pianist must observe and execute staccato notes and slurs with real style, or the piece will fall flat.
They have been helpful for individuals and study groups, but as texts for public reading they all fall flat.
United will be stepping out on to a potential banana skin so I hope they do not fall flat on their face.
And the English wonder why so many of us hope they fall flat on their faces.
Everyone has been going on about Simon Cowell's cutting remarks, but without Ant and Dec's banter, their funny faces and their ability to get along with all the contestants - and their mothers if need be - the programme could fall flat on its face.