the bottom fell out

the bottom fell out
the project stopped, the business failed, the wheels fall off
  

When the price of oil dropped, the bottom fell out of the oil industry in Alberta.


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  • (the) bottom fell out of — the bottom fell out (of (something)) something suddenly lost value. When the bottom fell out of the real estate market, a lot of people lost a lot of money. Usage notes: usually used in the past tense …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) bottom fell out — the bottom fell out (of (something)) something suddenly lost value. When the bottom fell out of the real estate market, a lot of people lost a lot of money. Usage notes: usually used in the past tense …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) bottom fell out of something — the bottom fell out (of (something)) something suddenly lost value. When the bottom fell out of the real estate market, a lot of people lost a lot of money. Usage notes: usually used in the past tense …   New idioms dictionary

  • the bottom falls out — the bottom falls (or drops) out collapse or failure occurs the bottom fell out of the market for classic cars …   Useful english dictionary

  • the bottom drops out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market ► ECONOMICS, STOCK MARKET used when a product or share has reached its lowest price and people have stopped buying it: »The dot com bubble burst and the bottom fell out of the tech market. »When the bottom …   Financial and business terms

  • the bottom falls out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market ► ECONOMICS, STOCK MARKET used when a product or share has reached its lowest price and people have stopped buying it: »The dot com bubble burst and the bottom fell out of the tech market. »When the bottom …   Financial and business terms

  • (the) bottom drops out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market if the bottom drops out of the market of a product, people stop buying it. The bottom fell out of the art market and dealers were left with hundreds of unsaleable paintings …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) bottom falls out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market if the bottom drops out of the market of a product, people stop buying it. The bottom fell out of the art market and dealers were left with hundreds of unsaleable paintings …   New idioms dictionary

  • bottom fell out —    When something causes a plan, project or venture to collapse or fail, the bottom falls out of it.     When heavy rain was announced, the bottom fell out of their plans for a beach party …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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