Sinking like a stone
I have seen this idiom for the first time today. thefreedictionary says it means "To fail completely"; is it common to use it in daily conversation and why in the example below it is written, "England sink.." and not "England sinks..". Can we use both forms in such structure?
I MAY be going against the grain of public opinion, but I sincerely hope England sink like a stone at the European Championships.