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come a gutser

1. informal To fall down. Primarily heard in Australia. These shoes are too big and caused me to come a gutser as I was walking down the street.
2. informal To fail. Primarily heard in Australia. Once heralded as a future star of the tech world, Shane came a gutser when his product proved to be a dud.
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come a gutser

suffer a failure or defeat. informal
Gutser (also spelled gutzer ) is explained in Fraser and Gibbons' Soldier and Sailor Words ( 1925 ) as ‘pre-war slang, and an old term among Scottish boys for falling flat on the water in diving, instead of making a clean header’. In air-force slang come (or fetch) a gutser meant ‘crash’.
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Steingrobe B, Schmid H, Gutser R, Claassen N (2001) Root production and root mortality of winter wheat grown on sandy and loamy soils in different farming systems.
Khalil MI, Buegger F, Schraml M, Gutser R, Richards KG, Schmidhalter U (2009) Gaseous nitrogen losses from a Cambisol cropped to spring wheat with urea sizes and placement depths.
Sixo comes on the scene like a grey ghost having been off the track since suffering a real gutser of a fall at Cheltenham during the 2005 Festival.
My old mantra of 'don't back anything in a staying chase with 11 stone or over on its back' comes a bit of a gutser at this stage too, as only Florida Dream has less than my marker weight - still, let's see how we get on.
Gutser R, Claassen N (1994) Langzeitversuche zum N-Umsatz von Wirtschaftsdungern und kommunalen Komposten.
Redemption went a right gutser at Wetherby and is best watched.