fall through

phrasal verb

fell through; fallen through; falling through; falls through
: to fail or stop in a sudden or final way
Contract negotiations have fallen through.
Our vacation plans have fallen through.

Examples of fall through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a recent plan to merge Hospice East Bay with another nonprofit fell through. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 Similar deals, involving the departure of foreign nationals, have fallen through at the last minute. Heba Farouk Mahfouz, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 To snag a deal on your stay, keep an eye out for offers during the off-season (fall through spring, excluding holidays), or plan for a midweek vacation. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2023 Standing with your back to the sun and holding your fingers together in a waffle pattern can also project an image of the eclipse onto the ground, and so can the dappled light falling through leafy trees. Ramin Skibba, WIRED, 13 Oct. 2023 They’ve already been spanked twice this fall through a combination of Big Ten, NCAA and Michigan officials. Terence Moore, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 That merger fell through, leading Pixium to sue Second Sight for pulling out of the deal. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Nov. 2023 Schwarzenegger also claimed that Triplets fell through because of lack of interest from Reitman’s son and fellow director, Jason Reitman. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 That deal ultimately fell through in a dramatic court hearing later that month after questioning from the judge revealed disagreements between the parties. Robert Legare, CBS News, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Fall through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20through. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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