Idiom:  fall apart


Idiom:  fall apart

  • everything goes wrong and completely fails or stops working

Example sentences

  • This sweater is so cheap—the first time I washed it, it started to fall apart.
  • After she got fired from her job, the rest of her life quickly fell apart as well.
  • Have you noticed that whenever you start drinking your life starts to fall apart?
  • Things started falling apart in our marriage after my wife found out that I was not faithful.
  • After wearing these boots for almost seven years, they're finally falling apart and it's time to get a new pair.
  • Our relationship fell apart when my best friend got jealous that I was engaged and she started spreading rumors about me.
  •  My daughter fell apart when our dog was hit by a car and there's nothing we can do to console her.
  • The cease fire fell apart when a school was bombed by the rebels. 


  • come/fall apart at the seams
  • break down
  • go to pieces

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