come crashing down

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Definition of come crashing down

: to fall down with a lot of noise and force The whole stack of cans came crashing down. sometimes used figurativelyThe whole theory came crashing down when it was revealed that some of the supporting evidence had been falsified.His world came crashing down when he lost his job.

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“Come crashing down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20crashing%20down. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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