take a tumble

idiom

: to come or go down suddenly from a standing position : to fall
She took a tumble down the stairs.

Examples of take a tumble in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue, February 2009 Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn, in Louis Vuitton, take a tumble. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 22 June 2024 At the same time, there’s still hope for quarterbacks who see their stats take a tumble after Year 3. Christopher Price, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2023 Overnight temps are also expected to take a tumble into the 30s, beginning Friday when the low is forecasted to be 37. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Feb. 2021 The fear is that when stocks next take a tumble, bonds won’t cushion the fall. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, 5 Oct. 2020 Explore See latest videos, charts and news Proving her Mother Monster instincts are strong, Gaga was first to the scene when, while walking the red carpet, a photog appeared to take a tumble. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 13 Mar. 2023 Many of the 2 million people who hike Runyon Canyon each year take a tumble on its steep, loose terrain at some point. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 25 Jan. 2023 Once high-flying startups like GoPuff, Patreon, and Instacart have seen their valuations take a tumble from their pandemic peaks. Bykylie Robison, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2022 Will home delivery take a tumble when the pandemic ends and people return to stores in droves? John Dorfman, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022

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“Take a tumble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20tumble. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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