Its massive balance sheet with hundreds of billions of dollars of insured customer deposits began to falter.
Every one of those models began to falter within 30 years or so.
But if the economic collapse of 2007-2008 demonstrated anything, any firm can falter if its credibility is called into question.
For every politician who shines in the aftermath of disaster—see current Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal—there are those who falter.
Both women now adamantly believe the negotiations will falter and their sons will serve out the rest of their terms.
She had been thinking in the night, and this morning forbade herself to falter.
I smiled and held out both my hands to him, and I could see him falter as he looked.
At these words, Blondine recovered her resolution which had begun to falter.
It was equally vain,––his pursuer did not falter for an instant.
Not a falter in the clear, bell-like tones, and her face was smiling and radiant.
mid-14c., of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse faltrask "be burdened, hesitate, be troubled"), or a frequentative of Middle English falden "to fold," influenced by fault. Related: Faltered; faltering.