[fawl-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfɔlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
the hinged covering that protects a piano keyboard when it is not being played.
- Fall by the wayside
Fail to continue, drop out, as in At first she did well on the tour, but with all the pressure she soon fell by the wayside. This phrase appeared in William Tyndale’s translation of the New Testament (1526; Luke 8:5).
- Fall classic
noun the World Series
- Fall down and go boom
- Fall down on the job
verb phrase To fail at one’s responsibilities; shirk an obligation (1898+)