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17 / 11 / 2009

TO FALL-6 (REVISION): meaning and examples

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Today we look at another expression with the verb to fall.

Today's expression with fall is: to fall to pieces

It means: to be in a horrible condition due to being old or badly made (things); to be so unhappy or upset that you can't function normally (people).

Example 1
My car is falling to pieces since it is so old.

Example 2
After his wife left him, he fell to pieces. That's why he hasn't worked in weeks.

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