fall through

  1. (intr, adverb) to miscarry or fail

Words Nearby fall through

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How to use fall through in a sentence

  • Without it the overture would cease to be an overture; without it the entire programme would fall through.

  • Sogrange took them up helplessly, one after the other, reading the names aloud and letting them fall through his fingers.

    The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The shelf is always clean, as the shavings and dirt fall through, and the tools may be readily picked up.

  • These stone floors are too thick for anyone to fall through.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
  • It is a generally familiar fact that the incomparably larger number of complaints of attacks on womens honor, fall through.

    Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross

Other Idioms and Phrases with fall through

fall through

Fail, miscarry, as in The proposed amendment fell through, or I hope our plans won't fall through. [Late 1700s]

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