TO FALL-7: meaning and examples
Good morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
The word fall (caer) is used in dozens of expressions in English. In April of 2004 we did a series of Daily Vitamins about expressions using the word fall:
-to fall for something
-to fall asleep
-to fall ill
-to fall into
-to fall from power
-to fall short
(For more information, see the Daily Vitamins from April 23 and 24, and April 27-30, 2004).
Today's expression is: to fall apart
Meaning 1: to be in a very bad condition so that parts are breaking off (referring to machinery).
His car is so old that it is falling apart.
Meaning 2: to refer to a situation that has so many problems that it is no longer possible to maintain it.
After more than 40 years, their marriage finally fell apart.
The deal between the two corporations fell apart when the two parties failed to agree on a price.
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