Anna Wintour reportedly offered Ann Romney a profile in Vogue -- but according to The New Republic -- it somehow "fell through."
We pitched her for [the character of] Amy briefly, but it fell through.
He seems to have been in almost on the ground floor of modernism, but somehow he fell through its cracks.
“At first we tried to reconcile, but that fell through,” she says.
One or two fellows did make some sort of charges against him, but they all fell through.
She'd planned it before she went away, but somehow it fell through.
And I'd've made a neat little profit besides: something to fall back on, if this fell through.
It fell through, however, and our bombardment was renewed the following day.
I modestly assented, and we all fell through a little dirty swing door, into a sort of hot packing-case immediately behind it.
I ought to have had it yesterday, but a deal I had on fell through.
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.
: This your first fall, ain't it?/ Another fall meant a life sentence (1893+)