fall apart

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fall apart

  1. (intransitive, literally) To disintegrate.
    My old briefcase is falling apart. I'll have to buy a new one.
  2. This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}. (figuratively)
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [1]
      England's World Cup dreams fell apart under a French onslaught on a night when their shortcomings were brutally exposed at the quarter-final stage.
    1. (idiomatic) To be emotionally in crisis.
    As a result of being addicted to heroin, she was falling apart.

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Last modified on 24 December 2013, at 17:08