sink like a stone


: to sink very suddenly and quickly
The ship hit an iceberg and sank like a stone.
often used figuratively
His last movie sank like a stone.

Examples of sink like a stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nobody wanted Chris Pine’s directorial debut to sink like a stone. Matt Brennan, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 The euro continues to sink like a stone. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2021 Gunpowder Milkshake didn’t sink like a stone after its debut weekend. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 The Broken Stone Special ($18.79 for a 12-inch) was a mixed mash of meats and vegetables that forced the crust to sink like a stone, making eating it a two-hand job. Chuck Blount,, 25 Dec. 2020

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“Sink like a stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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