the bottom drop/fall out

Definition of the bottom drop/fall out

  1. —if the bottom drops/falls out of something, it suddenly fails or becomes unable to continue in a normal and effective way. Analysts warn that recent changes in the region may result in the bottom dropping out of the oil market.

Word by Word Definitions

bottomplay
  1. :  the underside of something

    :  buttocks, rump

    :  the surface on which a body of water lies

  1. :  to furnish (as a chair) with a bottom

    :  to provide a foundation for

    :  to bring to the bottom

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the bottom (see 1bottom)

    :  frequenting the lowest part or place :  frequenting the bottom

dropplay
  1. :  the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

    :  to fall (see 1fall 1a) unexpectedly or suddenly

    :  to descend (see descend 1) from one line or level to another

fallplay
  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

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

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

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

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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