fall by (some amount)

fall by (some amount)

To decrease by a specific amount. Often used of stocks. The stocks market only fell by a few points today.
See also: by, fall
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fall by (some amount)

[for an asset] to drop in value by a certain amount. The gas stocks fell by nearly 1.0 percent today. If the stock market falls by four hundred points, I'm going to jump off a cliff.
See also: by, fall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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