fail to fire, miss, fizzle out*; see explode 1, fail 1.
"misfire." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 19 January 2019. <https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/misfire>.
misfire. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19th, 2019, from https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/misfire
To go wrong, be unsuccessful, or fail to attain a goal:
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