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Origin of free fall
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Definition for free fall (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), free-fell, free-fall·en, free-fall·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for free fall
Huawei's latest Q4 2020 numbers show its phone sales in free fall, dropping 42 percent year-over-year.Huawei’s HarmonyOS: “Fake it till you make it” meets OS development|Ron Amadeo|February 2, 2021|Ars Technica
One of the largest contributors to GDP, tourism accounts for more than 8% of Mexico’s economic output and provides millions of jobs, but as international travel plummets thanks to the pandemic, the industry is in free fall.Tourists Are Returning to Cancún. But Workers' Fears About COVID-19 Never Went Away|Oscar Lopez / Cancún, Mexico|January 11, 2021|Time
The value of one of the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies is crashing and a recently filed SEC complaint is at the root of the free fall.XRP cryptocurrency crashes following announcement of SEC suit against Ripple|Lucas Matney|December 23, 2020|TechCrunch
Over the course of 2020, FiveThirtyEight’s visual journalists covered a historic election, an unprecedented year in sports, a raging pandemic and an economy in free fall.The 40 Weirdest (And Best) Charts We Made In This Long, Strange Year|Ryan Best (firstname.lastname@example.org)|December 21, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Clouds moving in should keep the free fall from continuing, but some colder spots could hit the low 20s or so.PM Update: Some refreezing concern through a cold night, and it’s still chilly Friday|Ian Livingston|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
Cambodia, with its seemingly free press, is also a haven for foreign journalists.
In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
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
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The voice of the orator peculiarly should be free from studied effects, and responsive to motive.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
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Idioms and Phrases with free fall
A rapid, uncontrolled decline, as in The markets threatened to go into free fall and we came close to outright panic. This term transfers the aeronautical meaning of a free fall, that is, “a fall through the air without any impedance, such as a parachute,” to other kinds of precipitous drop. [Second half of 1900s]