fallen angel


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fallen angel

1. An angel who has rebelled against God and has been subsequently cast out of heaven. The Bible describes Lucifer as having become a fallen angel after he desired to become God rather than be a servant of God.
2. In finance, a stock or bond that has drastically declined in value. Try to avoid investing in fallen angels—they may have been highly priced once, but they will never return to their original value.
3. A company or organization that was previously successful but is currently failing. The high school's debate team was this year's fallen angel, losing all of their competitions after being dominant last year.
See also: angel, fallen

a fallen angel

1. If someone is a fallen angel, they were once well-behaved, but are now badly-behaved. She went from shy posh girl to fallen angel, before going all the way to tragic heroine.
2. If a company or a sports team is a fallen angel, they were once successful, but are now unsuccessful. The firm was a fallen angel that halved in value but has since recovered.
See also: angel, fallen
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Naturally, fallen angels that are not producing cash have more trouble lifting their stock out of the doldrums.
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Emilia, who also plays pathologist Nikki Alexander in BBC1's Silent Witness, isn't sure whether Fallen Angel will upset her dad, who made his name in Day Of The Jackal in 1973.
Maria said she was used to people criticising her, especially Charlotte's former manager Jonathan Shalit, who also appears in Fallen Angel.
He will also discover that the fallen angel has taken over the body of a rock star named Vince Vicente (Rick Springfield).
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Also there will be Andrew Taylor, whose Roth Trilogy was filmed as Fallen Angel, starring Charles Dance and Emilia Fox, talking about his new work The Anatomy Of Ghosts.
ACTRESS Emilia Fox, says the biggest challenge about playing warped murderess Rosie in new three-part ITV thriller Fallen Angel, was pretending to be a teenager.
But by the time Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel was over, you were left wanting a theme night.
Channel 4 documentary Fallen Angel, which is to be screened two days before Charlotte turns 18, charts the Cardiff girl's rise to fame and portrays ambitious mum Maria as the driving force behind the relationship breakdown with Steven.
In Channel 4's Fallen Angel: The Real Charlotte Church, Steven, 19, says he plans a warts-and-all book about the young star.
Aided by agency consort Jimmy Bosley (Mac), the feisty trio venture first to a remote Mongolian outpost, following a trail of evidence which takes them face-to-face with a `mysterious' fallen Angel (Moore) and old adversary, The Thin Man (Glover).
(http://ibtimes.com/supernatural-season-12-spoilers-when-will-cw-series-end-jensen-ackles-jared-padalecki-2412934) "Supernatural" fans might recall how the fallen angel inhabited the body of angel (http://ibtimes.com/supernatural-season-12-spoilers-will-castiel-have-relationship-mary-winchester-2416425) Castiel/Cas (Misha Collins) because he thought Lucifer was their best chance of taking down Amara (Emily Swallow).