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Discover the expression: To meet your Waterloo

 
           
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 TO MEET YOUR WATERLOO

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      TO MEET YOUR WATERLOO  
 
  'To meet your Waterloo' means to come to a final disaster. Most recent high profile usage of the expression was in the ABBA hit single of the late 70s 'Waterloo'.
 
 

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