Idiom:  fall through


Idiom:  fall through

  • to not occur as planned
  • to not be completed or fail due to outside circumstances

Example sentences

  • Our babysitter fell through so I stayed home with the kids while my wife went to the concert.
  • The new product launch fell through so I've got to organize it all over again. 
  • Our plans to go to Mexico fell through when my husband had to travel out of town for business.
  • This is the second time that my appointment with the doctor has fallen through. Is there another doctor I can see? 
  • The deal fell through when our client couldn't get financing for the project.
  • Our bid for the house fell through when the owners decided not to sell.
  • I'd hate for this conference to fall through but we'll have to cancel it if we don't get more sign-ups by Friday afternoon. 
  • The reunion fell through because we couldn't agree on a date.


  • come to nothing
  • go up in smoke

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