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fall through

fall through

Date: Dec 06 2018

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Quote

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“If I had to have a practical job, if acting fell through, I couldn’t imagine working anywhere but on a movie set.”

Actress Kristin Stewart, discussing her career (Teen Ink)

Definition

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not work out; fall apart

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you seen a frozen pond in the middle of winter? If the ice is very thick, it’s OK to walk across the pond. It’s totally hard, so you’re safe. If the ice is thin, however, walking on top of it is a dangerous decision. You’re likely to fall through the ice into the freezing cold water.

If a person falls through thin ice in the winter, he or she is in a bad spot. Likewise, when someone’s plans fall through, that person might also have some trouble. For example, a girl who moves to another city for a new job might have to worry about money if her job falls through. When a serious relationship falls through, both people need time to heal their broken hearts.

Actress Kristin Stewart knows that she is working in the right business because she loves everything about making movies. Of course, she loves acting, but she said if that fell through, she would still want to be working on a movie set.

Have your plans ever fallen through? What did you do?

Examples

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“Our plans to get married in Hawaii fell through, so we’re going to have a small local ceremony.”

“If your new job falls through, you can always work for your parents again.”

“Mark and Julie’s loan fell through, so they couldn’t buy the house they wanted.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

don't come to end .fail.not work out
by leilahavaneh
To be finished
by gazania
fail
by leilahavaneh
Fail utterly Collapse
by satrio93
fail
by 321school
beky_halo to fail/not end up well
by beky_halo
To be unsuccessful.
by bdemmy

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dujghu

Azerbaijan

I think,everyone faces with misfortunes in his\her life.It is natural thing and we can’t guess it before.One can fall though,of course,but he\she could to stand on his\her feet again.We can’t continue our life with misfortunes,cause if we live at once we have to live happy,comfortable,funny and e.t.c  


As everyone, I also fell though,when i entered to college.I fased with failure and didn’t pass my exam.After it i understood that,the misfortunes,failures can motivate to person.When u fell though u try to stand on ur feet.


After my failure i tryied and I passed my exam 2 years ago.Now I’m a student,and I can be proud of myself.


p.s my dear reader! whatever happens try to stand on ur feet always :)  

05:42 PM May 01 2014 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

THE DUCK: by Ogden Nash


Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

12:50 PM May 01 2014 |

Jeffrey1992

Taiwan

I fell through to enter a college which I wanted to be a student there when I was 18 years old. However, I can not connect the dots looking forward; I can only connet them looking backward.

11:10 AM May 01 2014 |

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