(to be) falling down

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - falling down

"to be falling down"

to be in very bad condition - as in a building in disrepair


Related words and phrases:

Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - falling down

"to be falling down"

to be slipping down your legs - as in pants or trousers


Related words and phrases:

Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - falling down

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Are you going to move?

Friend 2:  I don't think I have a choice.  The apartment building I live in is terrible condition.  The roof is leaking.  The stucco on the walls is falling off.  The windows are broken.  There has been no repairs done on the building in years.

Friend 1:  Yes, the building is falling down.  Time to find a new apartment.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - falling down

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You look fantastic.

Friend 2:  Thanks. I've been dieting.

Friend 1: You are doing so well. You've lost so much weight.

Friend 2: I went on a really good diet and within the first month my pants were falling down because I had lost so much weight.

to be falling down - Usage:


Usage Frequency Index:   2,371   click for frequency by country

to be falling down - Gerund Form:

Falling down is not the condition you want your building in.

Falling down seems to be a trend for wearing your pants hip hop style.

to be falling down - Examples:

1)  Houses in the US seem to be falling down all the time.

2)  Because the schools are falling down. Because the roads are falling apart.

3)  My trousers had clearly belonged to someone much fatter, and were falling down.

4)  The black homes with no father figure, the sloppy pants falling down life style and no respect for authority and it is a recipe for disaster.

5)  Pull them up and apologize before you continue discussing the vagaries of your pants falling down.

6)  The pair of jeans I've had since I was sixteen were falling down.

7)  I don't have to worry about my pants falling down around my waist, which without my belt, is a constant threat..

8)  You have to be really paranoid about your pants falling down to wear a belt and suspenders.

9)  They were squatting, more or less illicitly, in a derelict house which was practically falling down.

10)  The house of cards is falling down

11)  Even a falling down church (I really did have this) can look beautiful.

12)  For the past month nothing has happened. The plastic fencing is frayed and falling down.

13)  Had to do with the rebuilding of a falling down (ancient) stone wall..

14)  Genius! His pants nearly falling down, his clear panic and the way he holds his baton as if his...

15)  Are my pants falling down?

16)  Portland has all of that - There are plenty of falling down porches with soggy couches on them/plastic wrap on windows.

17)  Twenty-five years ago, those places were falling down, and now we have a booming metropolis.

18)  The pants that were falling down on me last August are starting to feel loose again.

19)  Totally falling down, old house in the middle of an overgrown field in the middle of...

20)  I'm tired of seeing people in public in pyjama pants, let alone pants that are falling down.