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fall down

to drop or topple. The baby fell down. Walk carefully on this ice or you will fall down.
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fall down

Fail to meet expectations; lag in performance. For example, It was disappointing to see him fall down on the job. This expression transfers a literal drop to a figurative one. [Second half of 1800s]
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fall down

v.
To drop or tip over: I slipped on the ice and fell down the steps. A lot of trees fell down during the hurricane.
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The $275,000 for We All Fall Down did not include any government funding.
Biggs, who pleaded guilty to one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, hauled the boy to his feet by the hood of his sweatshirt, causing him to lose his balance and fall down the stairs, Clare Wilks, prosecuting, said.
Some of my property is falling down, but the house itself will take a generation to fall down.
I was required to fall down several times due to Emma being in the early stages of pregnancy,'' says Faulkner, ``but the only trouble was, I did the falling down a bit too well
Bibby finished with 20 points and eight assists and provided a calming influence on the Kings, who were shaken after dropping Game 1 and couldn't afford to fall down 2-0 to the Lakers with the next two games in Los Angeles.
Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster carried out the post- mortem examination on Wednesday and confirmed that the injuries the child received were consistent with a fall down the stairs.
She said she'd do it as long as she could fall down a lot,'' the director recalls.
An undercover officer reported that a Times reporter, later identified as Louis Sahagun, interviewed him about the protest and then said: ``Would you walk over to those officers and sit or fall down, to agitate them.
The options being: Gain three yards and fall down; or fall down behind the line and get it over with.
They fall down differently every time you hit them.
The man's fall down the 4-by-4-foot shaft was cushioned by trash and debris at the bottom, Humphrey said.