There are times when economies are booming, but people continue to fall through the cracks.
It also means that millions of Americans will continue to fall through the cracks.
“These are still the women who fall through the cracks of the system,” King says.
What about the people who fall through the cracks and are stuck without insurance for two years?
If they are not presented either for renewal or collection, the bankruptcy scheme of your duchess will fall through just the same.
These stone floors are too thick for anyone to fall through.
Her eyes were like deep pools, and you seemed to fall through them into depths below depths.
Heaven and Earth had warned him that he too should fall through his children.
“Look out that the thing does not fall through like that matter of cooking the Gazette to suit yourself,” sneered the other.
Having been attracted to the trap they fall through the roof and are speared in the hole.
Old English feallan (class VII strong verb; past tense feoll, past participle feallen) "to fall; fail, decay, die," from Proto-Germanic *fallanan (cf. Old Frisian falla, Old Saxon fallan, Dutch vallen, Old Norse falla, Old High German fallan, German fallen), from PIE root *pol- "to fall" (cf. Armenian p'ul "downfall," Lithuanian puola "to fall," Old Prussian aupallai "finds," literally "falls upon").
Most of the figurative senses had developed in Middle English. Meaning "to be reduced" (as temperature) is from 1650s. To fall in love is attested from 1520s; to fall asleep is late 14c. Fall through "come to naught" is from 1781. To fall for something is from 1903.
c.1200, "a falling;" see fall (n.). Old English noun form, fealle, meant "snare, trap." Sense of "autumn" (now only in U.S.) is 1660s, short for fall of the leaf (1540s). That of "cascade, waterfall" is from 1570s. Wrestling sense is from 1550s. Of a city under siege, etc., 1580s. Fall guy is from 1906.
To fail; miscarry; fizzle: Our plans for the building fell through (1879+)
: This your first fall, ain't it?/ Another fall meant a life sentence (1893+)