tumble down

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tumble down (third-person singular simple present tumbles down, present participle tumbling down, simple past and past participle tumbled down)

  1. (intransitive, figuratively) topple, collapse
    • 2009, Scott A. Sherman, "Offense To Spark Harvard Comeback", The Harvard Crimson, 10 November 2009:
      After its tournament dreams came tumbling down in shocking fashion last March, the Harvard men’s hockey team has high hopes of improving upon the disappointing up-and-down 2008-09 season and making it back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.