the roof caves in

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the roof caves in

The situation collapses; everything goes wrong. Typically used in the past tense. I was living paycheck to paycheck and getting by OK, but then the roof caved in. I lost my job, and then my car and my house.
See also: cave, roof

the roof falls in

a disaster occurs; everything goes wrong.
See also: fall, roof
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Police said that Shazia and her two children namely Asia and Shahzad were in the room when suddenly its roof caved in.
A chimney breast partially collapsed and a roof caved in exposing loft space of two semi-detached properties in The Grove, West Heath, shortly after midday.
At least 25 students studying in madrissah were buried under debris after its roof caved in.
Around 50 people were present at mosque when roof caved in.
Five crews were tackling the blaze at a building in Central Park, Liscard Road, Wallasey, when a section of the roof caved in.
A PENSIONER suffering from angina helped rescue two toddlers from a burning building moments before the roof caved in.
FIREFIGHTERS tackling a blaze in a group of chicken sheds escaped last night just before a roof caved in.
A police spokesman said 35-year-old Farzand Ali of Chak No 193-GB along with Shahid Sardar was busy in the construction work at a house in Peoples Colony No 2 when the roof caved in.
Owing to torrential rains, the entire home collapsed after the roof caved in.
Police say that the roof caved in due to a water tank.
As per details, a roof caved in on the a 5 year old girl Mahak Shahzadi.
Rescue 1122 spokesman told here on Friday that workers were busy in their routine work at a local Pakwan Center at Waris Pura when its old roof caved in on late Thursday night.
He said that children were getting religious education in the house of Muhammad Akmal Alvi when the roof caved in which resul in injuries to five children- Ali (10), Zain (6 ) s/o Sagheer, Ujala (10) d/o M.