But budge they must, and budge on spending cuts the Democrats must too, or else tumbling down the hill we will go.
But amid their tumbling words describing their woes, they express disbelief much will come from the talks.
I want to feel that rolling, tumbling momentum, like a barrel sent blind downhill.
Rather than higher inflation, tumbling oil prices point to reduced price pressure and more room for manoeuvre for central bankers.
They are tumbling over themselves to figure out the best play.
Near the dawn of day, it seemed to me I heard the tumbling of the sea; for as the coast was low, it roared loudly.
She supposed Julie was behind her, but, fearful of tumbling, she had been still as a mouse.
For instance, my very earliest recollection is of tumbling downhill.
I heard the big bowders shifted from their beds by the tumbling waters.
tumbling waves dashing against each other with a short and quick motion.
c.1300, "to perform as an acrobat," also "to fall down," perhaps from a frequentative form of Old English tumbian "dance about," of unknown origin. Related to Middle Low German tummelen "to turn, dance," Dutch tuimelen "to tumble," Old High German tumon, German taumeln "to turn, reel." Related: Tumbled; tumbling. Tumble-down (1791) originally meant "habitually falling down" and was used first of horses; sense of "in a dilapidated condition" is recorded from 1818.
1716, from tumble (v.).