- below acceptable in performance
"received failing grades"
- My memory is failing.
- Not trying is failing.
- His eyesight is failing.
- His powers are failing.
- I am failing at cooking.
- I'm failing at my job.
- The car failing to start, we went by bus.
- They blamed him for failing to improve the economy.
- Tom is in danger of failing this class.
- His failing the test is no laughing matter.
- Failing the examination means waiting for another year.
- He entered the university after failing the examination twice.
- He wishes to resign on the grounds that his health is failing.
- In 1880, the Irish boycotted a landowner, Captain C.C. Boycott, for failing to lower rents.
- The teacher gave him a failing grade for basing his report on discredited research.