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hit the buffers/skids

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhit the buffers/skidshit the buffers/skidsinformal if a plan, project etc hits the buffers, it fails Croft’s comeback hit the skids yesterday when she lost in the quarter-finals. hit
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hit the buffers/skidsBut when it came to dealing with Railfreight, he said, his ideas hit the buffers.
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