fall down

verb
fell down; fallen down; falling down; falls down

Definition of fall down

intransitive verb

: to fail to meet expectations or requirements fell down on the job

First Known Use of fall down

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Fall down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20down. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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