Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fall through

fall through
Meaning(s)
1) to fail
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • the deal fell through
  • Analysis
    If something 'falls through' it means that it has not succeeded or it has failed. This could be a project, plan, sale or negotiation. This is a popular expression used in many different contexts and is a formal or polite way of saying something was unsuccessful.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Unfortunately, the sale of the house fell through.
    2. Our negotiations with the planning office fell through, so we need to change our plans.
    3. Our holiday plans fell through, so we're going away in April instead.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If this sale falls through, I don't know what the future of the company will be.
    2. We have made every effort to ensure that these negotiations don't fall through.
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