Fuyu Yuki says this one’s common in the UK:
How about that irritating sporting phrase “crashed out” ? It is used when a person or team loses to another and is eliminated from a contest. It is also inappropriately used. Regardless of if the “crashed out” party narrowly lost or was totally beaten, the newscasters will still refer to them as having “crashed out”.
OK. I’ve had it with this one. “Fruition,” as in bringing something – a plan, an idea – into “fruition.” It’s got to go. Politicans love this word and now average people are picking it up. No. I think of a vine of rotting grapes when I see this one. Please, please, only when you’re quoting someone. I beg of you!