busted flush n.
of a person or a situation, a failure, a disappointment.
|Roads of Destiny 97: The precarious busted flush.|
|Beef, Iron and Wine (1917) 250: Git your own cold scraps like you was used to before I starts cookin’ for you, you busted fourflush.‘The Gangster’s Elegy’ in|
|Cowboy 70: Poker’s ‘a busted flush’ pictured plan gone awry.|
|Spanish Blood (1946) 69: To be inconspicuous in this town is to be a busted flush.‘King in Yellow’ in|
|High Window 33: Gertie says Morny took it over from a busted flush named Arthur Blake Popham.|
|Sun. Times 6 Feb. 1: ‘Mo is a busted flush,’ he said.|
|Sun. Herald (Glasgow) 30 Apr. [Internet] Whatever, do not wait up. Vote unashamedly for the Z-z-z Factor. When you wake up, the chances are The Burst Sofa will have become a busted flush.|