History could repeat itself in 2014 and 2016 if the Republicans go over a cliff on the upcoming debt ceiling fight.
Why follow the cynical politics of the past that led us over the cliff in the first place?
Indeed, as Hart points out, gold prices “fell off a cliff” in September 2011 and have been trending down ever since.
Besides which, he should not just assume that Americans will blame the GOP if we go over the cliff.
I want to be inside the barrel, bounced blind over the cliff.
He tottered, reeled, stepped backward, and fell over the brink of the cliff.
The savage grandeur of ocean and cliff no longer oppressed their spirits.
He, too, had striven to wrest the treasure from the stone by driving a tunnel into the cliff.
He then with noiseless tread ascended the cliff behind them.
A shallow grave was dug in the soft earth at the foot of the cliff, and the melancholy remnant of humanity was lifted into it.
Old English clif "rock, promontory, steep slope," from Proto-Germanic *kliban (cf. Old Saxon clif, Old Norse klif, Middle Dutch klippe, Dutch klip, Old High German klep, German Klippe "cliff, promontory, steep rock").
Clift has been a variant spelling since 15c. and was common in early Modern English, influenced by or merged with clift, a variant of cleft (n.). Cliff-dweller first attested 1889, American English.