the bottom drops/falls out

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the bottom drops/falls out

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.

Word by Word Definitions

bottom play
  1. : the underside of something

  2. : a surface (such as the seat of a chair) designed to support something resting on it

  3. : buttocks, rump

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

  2. : to provide a foundation for

  3. : to bring to the bottom

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

  2. : frequenting the lowest part or place : frequenting the bottom

drop play drops
  1. : the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

  2. : a dose of medicine measured by drops

  3. : a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. : to fall in drops

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

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

fall play falls
  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

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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