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ตกม้าตาย
dtohkL maaH dtaaiM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiตก-ม้า-ตาย
IPAtòk máː taːj
Royal Thai General Systemtok ma tai

 [adjective]
definition
[is] dead in its tracks; a show stopper; a deal breaker

notesLingualicious Lesson 10
categories
componentsตก dtohkLto fall; to drop or pour down; to fail
ม้า  maaHhorse
ตาย dtaaiM[general] to die; be dead; perish; decease; expire; terminate; pass away; (car) stop (working)
related wordsแป๊กbpaaekH[Thai transcription of foreign loan word] back; to backfire [metaphor]; fail to achieve an objective; fail; have a deleterious result; go haywire
ล้มเหลวlohmH laayoRto fail; not succeed
หยุดชะงักyootL chaH ngakHto halt
sample
sentences
หากวงดนตรีไม่ได้รับที่พักระดับห้าดาว งานก็ตกม้าตาย
haakL wohngM dohnM dtreeM maiF daiF rapH theeF phakH raH dapL haaF daaoM ngaanM gaawF dtohkL maaH dtaaiM
"If the band isn’t given a 5 star hotel, this event is dead in the water."
ทำแกงเขียวหวาน ถ้าไม่ใช้กะทิสดที่คั้นเองใหม่ ก็ตกม้าตาย
thamM gaaengM khiaaoR waanR thaaF maiF chaiH gaL thiH sohtL theeF khanH aehngM maiL maiL gaawF dtohkL maaH dtaaiM
"If you’re making green curry and if you don’t use fresh coconut cream that press yourself, it’s (the cooking mission) stopped dead in its tracks."
คุณให้ข้อเสนอที่จะทำให้ฉันตกม้าตาย
khoonM haiF khaawF saL nuuhrR theeF jaL thamM haiF chanR dtohkL maaH dtaaiM
"The terms of your offer stop me dead in my tracks."
หากไม่ได้ใช้พริกไทยยี่ห้อสวนไทยภารกิจการทำอาหาร ก็ตกม้าตายนะครับ
haakL maiF daiF chaiH phrikH thaiM yeeF haawF suaanR thaiM phaaM raH gitL gaanM thamM aaM haanR gaawF dtohkL maaH dtaaiM naH khrapH
"If you don’t use Suan Thai brand pepper, your cooking mission will be stopped dead in its tracks."

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