to fall down

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - fall down

"to fall down"

to collapse or drop suddenly


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - fall down

"to fall down"

to be unsuccessful;

to fail


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - fall down

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1: How's Ted?

Coworker 2:  I think he's going to be OK.

Coworker 1:  What happened?

Coworker 2:  He was rushing up the stairs, missed a step and fell down.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - fall down

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How's your new computer system?

Friend 2:  The CPU is fast and flawless.  The monitor is crystal clear. The only component that falls down is the hard disk.

Friend 1:  It's terrible when one component fails.

to fall down - Usage:


to fall down - Gerund Form:

Falling down is dangerous.

to fall down - Examples:

1)  I teach water exercise, where you can't fall down fast, I like to say.

2)  When I was in school or just walking around with my friends I would fall down for no reason and everything would go black for about one minute.

3)  He dropped it in surprise and the girl tried to fall down on top of it.

4)  Your sister didn't fall down the stairs.

5)  Anyone at the top of a ladder can only fall down, those wanting to come to the top must climb.

6)  If one falls down, his friend can help him up.

7)  She kind of trips and falls down, but she gets back up.

8)  A solitary miner clawing at the earth with a pickaxe falls down a stony well and breaks his leg.

9)  This is where I think that the "vision" falls down.

10)  The whole thing falls down in that many of these films are simply not dystopian.

11)  A child who has just learned to walk: he takes a few steps, falls down, gets up, walks some more, and again falls down.

12)  That is where the book falls down. That means your competitors will benefit if your site falls down on the job.

13)  The only way out alive is to escape this city before it falls down on top of itself.

14)  However, sometimes common sense falls down on you.

15)  They do a great job, but where it falls down it falls down gracefully, inviting corrections and perhaps starting conversation.

16)  The tables are clear Plexiglas so we can see if money falls down.

17)  This argument falls down for reasons already given.

18)  Tear it down and quickly, before it falls down and kills someone.

19)  While I am in principle sympathetic to anarchism, it always falls down when facing a totalitarian regime or opposition.

20)  A table has to have three legs or else it falls down.