the bottom falls out of the market

the bottom drops out of the market

The sales of a particular product, or in a particular industry, stop. The phrase is often preceded by "if" or "when," and the type of market is usually specified before the word "market" (e.g., "automobile market"). If the bottom drops out of the stock market, we could have another Great Depression ahead of us. The bottom dropped out of the film camera market when digital cameras arrived on the scene.
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the bottom falls out of the market

The sales of a particular product, or in a particular market, stop. The phrase is often accompanied by "if" or "when," and the type of market is usually specified before the word "market." If the bottom falls out of the real estate market again, we could have another Great Depression ahead of us. The bottom fell out of the film-camera market when digital cameras arrived on the scene.
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the bottom falls out of something

If the bottom falls out of a market or industry, people stop buying its products in as large quantities as they did before. But just as quickly, the bottom fell out of the American home video game market. Note: You can also say that the bottom drops out of a market or industry. By the late seventies the bottom dropped out of the steel industry and heavy industry in general.
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the bottom falls (or drops) out of something

something fails or collapses totally.
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the ˌbottom drops/falls out of the ˈmarket

people no longer want to buy a particular product and so it has to be sold very cheaply: She invested in coffee, but then the bottom dropped out of the market, and she lost a lot of money.
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