hit the buffers


hit the buffers
hit the buffers
mainly UK INFORMAL to suddenly stop being successful or stop happening: »

The main worry is that the economy might hit the buffers.

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Their plans to become one of the world's largest telecoms firms has hit the buffers.

Main Entry: hit

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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