lapse into

lapse into (something)

To fall into some state or condition. John lapsed into a severe depression after being fired from his job. She survived the emergency surgery, but lapsed into a coma shortly thereafter.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lapse into something

to weaken or slip into something, especially a coma. The survivor of the crash lapsed into a coma. Aunt Mary lapsed into unconsciousness and died.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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