Definition of suck the kumara in English:

suck the kumara


New Zealand informal
  • Suffer a defeat or disaster; fail.

    ‘I'm sucking the kumara big time’
    • ‘He may be "rogue" now, but once he's sucked the kumara, Jones will be the man of the hour.’
    • ‘He's quite keen for you to suck the kumara.’
    • ‘I am thankful my wife walked the last 5 km with me because I was definitely sucking the kumara.’
    • ‘One of the engines has sucked the kumara.’