And when he failed, the whole system was destined to fail, because he was the system.
Instead, the banks have only become bigger, he notes, and more certain that the government will consider them to big to fail.
It will be difficult, this new life of yours, you think as you try, and fail, not to spill chicken soup on the bedclothes.
early 13c., from Old French falir (11c., Modern French faillir) "be lacking, miss, not succeed," from Vulgar Latin *fallire, from Latin fallere "to trip, cause to fall;" figuratively "to deceive, trick, dupe, cheat, elude; fail, be lacking or defective." Related: Failed; failing. Replaced Old English abreoðan.