collapse under the weight of (someone or something)

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collapse under the weight of (someone or something)

To fall down after supporting someone or something that is too heavy. The roof collapsed under the weight of all that snow.
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At the end of the day, if my country collapses under the weight of drugs, you will not be here to help the Filipino," he said.
IT'S going, going, gone as an almighty Eleventh bonfire collapses under the weight of thousands of tyres and pallets.
As the economy collapses under the weight of cuts and people lose their jobs, homes and prospects, here is a minister who can only prattle about being in favour of hunting.
Before this analogy collapses under the weight of its own flippancy, there is one more patch of common ground.
It's like that old Castlemaine XXXX ad with the truck full of beer that collapses under the weight of a couple of bottles of sherry 'for the ladies'.
It's that the script nearly collapses under the weight of plot contrivances and the burden of many characters forced to make hairpin changes in behavior and to mouth viewpoints rather than to emerge as living, breathing people.
But then, the pooch plays a huge role in the film's loopy climax, where ``Firewall'' collapses under the weight of the filmmakers' overwrought earnestness and Alexandre Desplat's ear-splitting score and morphs into one of those cheesy movies that are so bad they're almost good.
A joint DEA-Panamanian interdiction operation collapses under the weight of internal betrayal and culminates into a fiasco of human devastation.
Indeed, each explanation that Taubes presents for how an Atkins diet might cause weight loss collapses under the weight of the published research he ignores.
The chateau collapses under the weight of its constituent parts, inverting the logic of synecdoche: The whole is swallowed up by the parts.
It also fails the stated purpose of clarifying current law and collapses under the weight of its own inconsistencies.
Yet this stylish tale ultimately collapses under the weight of its own ego.
As it bangs home the ironic contrast between the public acclaim and the private tortures, Maybury's film eventually collapses under the weight of its redundancy.