Fail, prove to be ineffective, as in His jokes nearly always fell flat—no one ever laughed at them. [First half of 1800s]
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Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
Luckily enough I have this dedicated flat that is just along from my house that I go to every day.
There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
According to the USDA, student participation began to fall, with 1.4 million students opting out of the lunch program entirely.
And that means they also fall under the umbrella of programs most likely to get the axe when state and federal budgets are tight.
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Why not have sought out the pure white lime-rocks of the flat country, or the grey granite of the hills?
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden