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Fall At The First Hurdle

The phrase 'fall at the first hurdle' is used to say when someone fails at an early phase of a task.

Example in use: ‘The idea could fall at the first hurdle if they fail to secure the investors approval"

Interesting fact about Fall At The First Hurdle

The same phrase could be used to say 'fall at the last hurdle' if someone drops the goal at the very end of the task.