fall by (some amount)

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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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References in classic literature ?
`I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud.
Outside the top 50, the biggest fall was in Caracas, Venezuela, where the occupancy cost has fallen by 30% over the last year to $20.62/sq ft/annum.
Over the past century, the work-time cost of a pair of Levi's jeans has fallen by nearly seven hours, to three hours and 24 minutes.