fall to pieces

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fall to pieces

1 : to break into parts
  • The old map fell to pieces in my hands.
2 : to become ruined or destroyed
  • His life fell to pieces after his divorce.
3 : to become unable to control one's emotions
  • When he heard the bad news, he just fell to pieces.

Word by Word Definitions

fall play
  1. : to descend freely by the force of gravity

  2. : to hang freely

  3. : to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. : the act of falling by the force of gravity

  2. : a falling out, off, or away : dropping

  3. : the season when leaves fall from trees : autumn

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for autumn


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