Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fall out (of)

fall outfall out of
Meaning(s)
1) experience the end of (something)
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • fall out of love/touch/favour
  • Analysis

    The phrasal verb fall out has a number of meanings. If something falls out such as hair or teeth, for example, it means to drop out or become detached from the body. So when you are a child your baby teeth fall out to make room for your adult teeth. If something falls out it drops out of the place where it was contained. To fall out with somebody can mean to have a disagreement or to quarrel or argue with someone. If you fall out with your friend, you are no longer friends anymore. You can also fall out of a formation meaning to become detached from the group for example in a parade. To fall out can also mean to occur, result from or to be revealed. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The two women fell out of touch when one of them emigrated to Australia.
    2. The marriage broke down because the couple fell out of love with each other.
    3. The girls had a huge argument and they fell out after it. They didn't speak to each other again.
    4. The cancer treatment made my hair fall out in clumps.
    5. I lost my wallet it must have fallen out of my bag.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. That mistake I made in work led to me falling out of favour with my Manager.
    2. It fell out in the meeting that someone was interested in buying the company.
    3. What was the fall out of the meeting with the supplier?
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