fall out

fall out

Meaning

  • to disagree with someone about something
  • the result of an action
  • when someone moves out of line
  • to lose one’s position on something
  • to come out of place
  • to leave an event

Example Sentences

  1. I had a fall out with my mom about her losing my earrings.
  2. My sister and I had a fall out a few years ago and we haven’t spoken in years.
  3. If I had known what the fall out would be, I would not have told them about my new business venture.
  4. When he fell out of line the whole formation was a disaster.
  5. When I fell out of my chair everybody laughed at me.
  6. I forgot to buckle my little sister into her stroller correctly so she fell out.
  7. My cat fell out of the tree and hit my car, I think she cracked the windshield.
  8. I can’t get braces until all of my baby teeth have fallen out.
  9. I have a test tomorrow morning, I will need to fall out.

Origin

It is not clear exactly where the phrase originated, but it is believed to be related to a military operation, where soldiers fall out of line.

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