bring (something) crashing down (around) (one)

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bring (something) crashing down (around) (one)

1. Literally, to cause something to fall violently to the ground. (In this usage, "around (one)" is not usually part of the phrase.) On demolition day, a crew will bring that old building crashing down.
2. To cause a distressing failure, especially one that profoundly affects or disrupts one's life or identity. Getting laid off from my job brought everything crashing down around me.
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bring something crashing down (around one)

 
1. Lit. to cause a structure to collapse and fall (on oneself). He hit the tent pole and brought the tent crashing down. When she removed the last vertical board, she brought the shed crashing down around her.
2. Fig. to destroy something, such as one's life and well-being, that one has a special interest in; to cause someone's basic orientation to collapse. She brought her whole life crashing down around her.
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Three minutes later he was brought crashing down to earth when inside the danger area.
Families in Coxithill also had worrying moments when windows were blown in and slates and chimney tops brought crashing down.
After blowing away Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, Spurs were almost brought crashing down to earth by a resilient Palace side at Wembley.
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He was almost clear a few minutes later, running on to Albrighton's flicked header, but was brought crashing down on the corner of the penalty area by Bunn.
He was part of the team who beat Australia in the 1995 quarter-finals with a last-minute Rob Andrew drop goal, only to be brought crashing down to earth in the semis by New Zealand and Jonah Lomu.
Last year's giantkillers Wire are slayed WARRINGTON Town were brought crashing down to earth against North West Counties side Abbey Hey in this season's FA Cup.
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COVENTRY were brought crashing down to earth quite literally at Brandon on Friday - as their unbeaten start to the season was ended by the team they want to beat above all others.
A DRIVER was critically injured after suffering multiple injuries when his car was crushed by a 40ft tree which was brought crashing down as high winds battered Birmingham.
If the performances against Ulster and Rotherham had raised hopes Aberavon could make an impact in the British and Irish Cup, they were brought crashing down to earth with a bump.
Following on from their victory over Waulah earlier in the week, the 404s were brought crashing down to earth with a bump.