Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

tumble out

tumble out
Meaning(s)
1) appear or come out hurriedly or in a disorderly way
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • words/problems came tumbling out
  • Analysis
    To 'tumble out' is to fall, topple or drop from something. To 'tumble out' has the same meaning as to 'fall out' and implies clumsiness or irresponsibility.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Peter managed to fix the long-standing issue with the computer system, but doing so caused more problems to come tumbling out. I don't know why things always have to be so complicated!
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Ruth was so nervous in her job interview that when they asked her to speak about herself, her words just tumbled out and ended up not making a lot of sense.
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