the roof caves in

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the roof caves in

The situation collapses; everything goes wrong. I was living paycheck to paycheck and getting by OK, but then the roof caved in. I lost my job, and then my car and my house. Our sales have been in a slump for months, and now with all these legal issues cropping up, it just feels like the roof is caving in on our company.
See also: cave, roof

the roof falls in

The situation collapses; everything goes wrong. Typically used in the past tense. I was living paycheck to paycheck and getting by OK, but then the roof fell in. I lost my job, then my car and house. Our sales have been in a slump for months, and now with all these legal issues cropping up, it just feels like the roof is falling in on our company.
See also: fall, roof
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the roof falls in

a disaster occurs; everything goes wrong.
See also: fall, roof
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