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fall apart

verb (intransitive, adverb)
1.
to break owing to long use or poor construction the chassis is falling apart
2.
to become disorganized and ineffective since you resigned, the office has fallen apart
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Slang definitions & phrases for fall apart

fall apart

verb phrase

To lose one's usual poise and confidence;losecontrol; LOSEone'sCOOL: Even the seasoned troupers fall apart (1945+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with fall apart
Collapse, break down, either physically or mentally and emotionally. For example,
This chair is about to fall apart
, or
After his wife died, he fell apart
. For synonyms for the latter usage, see
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