fall out of bed


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fall out of bed

 
1. Lit. to roll out of one's bed onto the floor. I fell out of bed and broke my arm. Billy fell out of bed and started to cry.
2. Fig. [for a measurement] to drop very low very fast. The major stock averages fell out of bed today as the market suffered its second severe crash in two months. The temperature fell out of bed last night.
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fall out of bed

in. to fall far down, as with the drop in some measurement. The temperature really fell out of bed last night! It was twenty-three below!
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