English Idioms with word flat

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Idiom Meaning Sentence
... and that’s flat ! inf. and that is my last word You will go with us for the weekend - and that's flat!
fall flat (a plan/project etc.) fail to develop We had plans to go to Greece, but they fell flat when my daughter fell ill.
a flat battery a battery that must be re-charged No wonder the engine can't start. You've got a flat battery.
flat out with all one’s energy I’ve been working flat out all day trying to get the report finished.
a flat tyre a tyre with no air in it, or not enough Sorry we’re late. We had a flat tyre on the way here.
in two minutes etc. flat inf. in no more than two minutes etc. When I told the children we were going to the park, they were ready in ten seconds flat.
knock someone flat shock/stun someone with a mental blow The horrible news of the plane crash knocked us flat.
tell someone flat tell someone in a very positive and definite manner I told him flat that I had no intention of lending him any money.
a flat denial / refusal a definite denial / refusal They made us a poor offer so we had to give them a flat refusal.
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