come a gutser

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.
See also: come

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’.
See also: come