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fall from grace

To fall out of favor, typically due to having done something that tarnishes one's reputation. That actor had a catastrophic fall from grace after his very public racially-charged tirade.
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fall from grace

 
1. . Lit. to sin and get on the wrong side of God. (A Christian concept.) It was either fall from grace or starve from lack of money. That's how thieves are made. Given the choice between falling from grace and starving, few people choose to starve.
2. Fig. to do something wrong and get in trouble with someone other than God. I hear that Ted lost the Wilson contract and has fallen from grace with the boss. The accounting firm has fallen from grace and the board is looking for a new one.
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fall from grace

Experience reduced status or prestige, cease to be held in favor, as in The whole department has fallen from grace and may well be dissolved entirely. This expression originally alluded to losing the favor of God. Today it is also used more loosely, as in the example. [Late 1300s]
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fall from grace

COMMON Someone's fall from grace is their sudden loss of power, fame or influence as a result of a big mistake that they have made or something bad that they have done. The cause of Ms Smith's fall from grace was the same as Ms Clark's: she had once hired an illegal immigrant to look after her son. His story represents one of the most spectacular falls from grace in film history. The last two years, of course, have seen the banks' fall from grace in the eyes of the public. Note: You can also say that someone falls from grace. The band later fell from grace when it was discovered that they never sang on their own records.
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fall from grace

1 fall into a state of sin. 2 fall from favour.
2 1998 Martin Booth The Industry of Souls He was an officer in the local militia before he arrested a young official…for corruption and fell from grace.
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fall from ˈgrace

lose people’s approval, for example through a mistake or immoral behaviour: The government minister fell from grace as a result of the financial scandal.
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fall from grace

To experience a major reduction in status or prestige.
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Ever since Angus Deayton fell from grace in 2002, HIGNFY has relied on rotating guest hosts, and it has to be said the calibre of these very much affects the general tone and quality of the episode.
The 71-year-old finally fell from grace after decades influencing the media when he was convicted of eight counts of the crime out between 1977 and 1984 on Monday.
NEW BRIGHTON after early season promise fell from grace in the crossriver derby against Liverpool St Helens.
Two decades after his televangelist parents, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, fell from grace because of scandal, their son is finding his own grace in the wilds of New York City, where his Revolution church relocated from Atlanta earlier this year--just after its controversial embrace of gays.
SQUEAKY clean pop star Britney Spears fell from grace once she started getting drunk, giving snappers the finger and getting married in Las Vegas.
In 2003, he won plaudits in the film ``Shattered Glass,'' the true story of Stephen Glass, a rising magazine journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered that he had made up facts, quotes and even entire stories.
A family man fell from grace after taking up fishing, a court has heard.
With the untimely death of Edsel and retirement of Bob Gregorie, Lincoln fell from grace, becoming nothing more than a fuller than full-sized Ford that cost more than a Mercury.
They all fell from grace because they were caught out as grown-ups," comments one journalist.
He fell from grace when he refused to follow US dominance.
once the nation's largest black-owned investment bank, on the list of prominent African American financial industry professionals who fell from grace.
The reader learns through a series of flashbacks how the main character, an unhappy car salesman, fell from grace.
After its destruction, the expansive classical notion of kosmos was reduced to a purely physical natural world, objectified and viewed largely as an instrument for the achievement of human ends; man the microcosm became man the isolated subject and the sole arbiter of meaning; and nature fell from grace as God withdrew both His presence and His blessing.
and the forgettable Kris Kristofferson film ``The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea.
In a bold narrative, the author yields a cogent and engaging tale about the hard knocks and penetrating punches of a man who fell from grace almost as quickly as he ascended.