||harmful effects, continuing effects
||We still feel the fall-out from his negative speech on abortion.
||not able to do as well as planned
||I'm falling short of my career goals because I've been ill.
||not happen, not succeed, not come off, not pan out
||His plans to write a novel fell through because he didn't get a government grant.
|fall through the cracks
||not be included, be overlooked, leave out
||These children fell through the cracks. They didn't learn to read.
|fall to pieces
||be unable to talk or reply, be overwhelmed
||When I see Mario, I just fall to pieces. He's so handsome!
||The priest was trying to save the fallen women in his parish.
|falling in love
||beginning to feel love, being in love
||They say that falling in love is wonderful - marvelous!
||(See a falling out)
||(See a false move)
|familiarity breeds contempt
||a friend may dislike you if you do not respect his or her privacy
||Don't call Margaret Maggie. Remember, familiarity breeds contempt.