fall out of bed

fall out of bed
   to fail commercially
   An unplanned and usually painful experience:
    But if Seaco fell out of bed, or the bond market cracked... (M. Thomas, 1982, referring to a failing corporation)

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  • fall — /fawl/, v., fell, fallen, falling, n. v.i. 1. to drop or descend under the force of gravity, as to a lower place through loss or lack of support. 2. to come or drop down suddenly to a lower position, esp. to leave a standing or erect position… …   Universalium

  • fall — I n. dropping, coming down 1) to have, take a fall 2) to break a fall 3) a bad, nasty fall (she had a bad fall and broke her ankle) 4) a free fall (of a parachutist) 5) a fall from (a fall from a horse) autumn (AE) 6) an early; late fall 7) in… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fall*/*/*/ — [fɔːl] (past tense fell [fel] ; past participle fallen [ˈfɔːlən] ) verb I 1) to move quickly downwards from a higher position by accident I keep falling off my bike.[/ex] It s not unusual for small children to fall out of bed.[/ex] 2) to go… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Out Of This World — (chanson) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Out of This World. Out of This World Single par The Cure extrait de l’album Bloodflowers Face A Out of Thi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fall */*/*/ — I UK [fɔːl] / US [fɔl] verb [intransitive] Word forms fall : present tense I/you/we/they fall he/she/it falls present participle falling past tense fell UK [fel] / US past participle fallen UK [ˈfɔːlən] / US [ˈfɔlən] 1) to move quickly downwards… …   English dictionary

  • fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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