the bottom drops/falls out

idiom

used of something that 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.

Examples of the bottom drops/falls out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crisp and efficient for much of the first quarter, the Clippers (3-5) saw the bottom fall out in a second quarter in which Dallas shot 64% and scored 47 points. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 11 Nov. 2023 The short-handed Pacers kept it close for two quarters but saw the bottom fall out in the third for a 116-100 loss, their third straight by double figures and their fourth out of five so far on their seven-game road trip. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Dec. 2022

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“The bottom drops/falls out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20bottom%20drops%2Ffalls%20out. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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