English version

go belly up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo belly upgo belly upinformal if a business or company goes belly up, it stops operating because it cannot pay its debts belly
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go belly upTim's business went belly up in 1993.Lehman Brothers eventually went belly up.Two small boys trapped a crab, repeatedly poking it with a stick until it went belly up and played dead.Cooke won a settlement so big that the label went belly up.
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