sink like a stone

sink like a stone

To quickly and thoroughly fail. The new smartphone was meant to revolutionize the industry, but it sank like a stone after its commercial release.
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I MAY be going against the grain of public opinion but I sincerely hope that England sink like a stone at the forthcoming European football Championships.
I MAY be going against the grain of public opinion, but I sincerely hope England sink like a stone at the European Championships.