fail of success

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fail of success

To not reach a goal or accomplishment. I know you worked hard on the fundraiser, so I'm really sorry to hear that you failed of success. After not making the team last year, I'm really hoping I don't fail of success this time around.
See also: fail, of, success
References in classic literature ?
This was my sincere endeavour in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.
He sal- lied out to find Joe Harper, but failed of success.
that if they failed of success in the rebellion, to rise again the same day two years, and advised them to be upon their guard and was going to make further discoveries, but accusing Col Barclay's Tackey & & T others, put the Col in a rage, so that he called the Marshall 'Villain' for not making a ercer re.
and promised readers "of all classes" clinically graphic details of what happened to young girls who became "the premature victims of a pernicious passion," along with information about "a Medical Treatment and regimen which has never failed of success.