fall through

Meaning: If a plan or a deal falls through, it doesn't work out and it's dropped or scrapped.

For example:

  • fall through Our plans for a holiday in Greece fell through when Bob lost his job. We couldn't afford to go after that.

  • has fallen through The deal has fallen through because they couldn't agree on the payment terms.

Nouns often used as subjects with fall through: plan, deal, arrangement, sale, purchase

Quick Quiz:

Their plan to start a restaurant fell through, so they'll be

a. delaying the opening

b. opening it sooner

c. doing something else instead

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Contributor: Matt Errey