[fawl-awf, -of] /ˈfɔlˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
a decline in quantity, vigor, etc.
- Fall off the map
verb phrase To disappear from view and attention; drop out of sight: This show marks a return of sorts for a figure who fell off the map [1980s+; off the map in this sense is found by 1904]
- Fall off the wagon
verb phrase To begin drinking liquor again after a period of abstinence; also, to breach abstinence or moderation in anything: But like most of us, she falls off the wagon from time to time, and heads for a stadium hot dog (1905+) see: off the wagon
- Fall of man
The disobedience of Adam and Eve and their consequent loss of God’s grace and the peace and happiness of the Garden of Eden. When they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God punished them by driving them out of the garden and into the world, where they would […]
- Fall of rome
The collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century. Two of the main events of the Fall of Rome were the plundering of the city of Rome by an invading tribe, the Vandals, in the middle years of the century and the abdication of the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustulus, in 476.