"Life was hard. Plus, you were always fucking up. Do a bit of work, fuck up, get the sack. After you got the sack from John Elphick you decided to give it a go down in Tasmania. Of course, you came a gutser
there, too...' (Source: Garry Disher, Under the cold bright lights, 2017, Melbourne, p. 101)
come a gutser 1. [Australian informal] to fall while you are walking or running - [e.g.] I was in a rush, tripped and came a gutser on the step. 2. [Australian informal] to fail at something - [e.g.] Paul's too confident for his own good. I hope he doesn't come a gutser.
(Source: Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, CUP, 2006, p. 175)
"Like I said yesterday, yer not takin' any more of me animals back down to the telly station. You came a gutser once and yer not doin' it again." Came a gutser, meaning that I'd screwed up. (Source: Betty Web, The Koala of Death, 2010, Scottsdale: Poison Pen Press, p. 49)
Tawhero had another halved match, this time 4-all against Marton with New Zealand junior Lachie McDonald beating Tawhero No.1 Jamie Kauika 1-up.In round four of B grade pennants at Hokowhitu yesterday, the previously hot Hawkestone team came a gutser
when upended by Manawatu B side, 6 1/2-1 1/2. (http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/spor...