a tender primrose, Primula malacoides, of China, having hairy leaves and small, pink or lilac-colored flowers.
- Fall apart at the seams
verb phrase To be or become spoiled or ruined: marriage falling apart at the seams (1965+)
- Fall asleep
Go to sleep; also, cease paying attention. For example, As soon as the lights were dimmed he fell asleep , or His lectures are so dull that I fall asleep . The literal usage, which uses the verb fall in the sense of “succumb,” dates from about 1300; the figurative is several centuries newer. Also […]
[fawl-bak] /ˈfɔlˌbæk/ noun 1. an act or instance of falling back. 2. something or someone to turn or return to, especially for help or as an alternative: His teaching experience would be a fallback if the business failed. adjective 3. Also, fall-back. of or designating something kept in reserve or as an alternative: The negotiators […]
[fawl-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfɔlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. the hinged covering that protects a piano keyboard when it is not being played.