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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
collapse under someone or something
to cave in under the weight of someone or something. The grandstand collapsed under the weight of the spectators. The bridge collapsed from the force of the flood.
See also: collapse
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.