come crashing down


: to fall down with a lot of noise and force
The whole stack of cans came crashing down.
sometimes used figuratively
The 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.

Examples of come crashing down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Sarah Valenzuela: The Angels’ season seems to have come crashing down all at once. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 The reason is that industrial systems are extremely complex, and being able to access one part doesn't necessarily mean the whole thing will come crashing down. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 11 Aug. 2023 Russia, once the world's leading lumber exporter, has had its market share come crashing down since invading Ukraine early last year. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2023 Now that wildlife is depleted and hemmed in, climate change has come crashing down. Catrin Einhorn Thea Traff, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2023 Their season would come crashing down the next week with a 52-14 loss to Arizona. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 The Saturday quakes, both of which were also 6.3 magnitude, caused mud-brick homes in several districts to come crashing down. Yaqoob Akbary, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023 The papal cult that continued to grow from the first Vatican Council and reached its zenith under John Paul II has come crashing down under Francis. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 20 Sep. 2023 Even in more recent earthquakes in California, brick walls have continued to come crashing down onto building occupants, as well as people on sidewalks and motorists on the street, coming with so much force that commuters can be killed in their cars. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Come crashing down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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