Idiom:  fall apart


Idiom:  fall apart

  • everything goes wrong and completely fails or stops working

Example sentences

  • This sweater is so cheap—the first time I washed it, it started to fall apart.
  • After she got fired from her job, the rest of her life quickly fell apart as well.
  • Have you noticed that whenever you start drinking your life starts to fall apart?
  • Things started falling apart in our marriage after my wife found out that I was not faithful.
  • After wearing these boots for almost seven years, they're finally falling apart and it's time to get a new pair.
  • Our relationship fell apart when my best friend got jealous that I was engaged and she started spreading rumors about me.
  •  My daughter fell apart when our dog was hit by a car and there's nothing we can do to console her.
  • The cease fire fell apart when a school was bombed by the rebels. 


  • come/fall apart at the seams
  • break down
  • go to pieces

You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

Your turn to use the idiom "fall apart"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.

> > idiom: fall apart

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.