the bottom drop/fall out

the bottom drop/fall out
the bottom drop/fall out
◇ If the bottom drops/falls out of something, it suddenly fails or becomes unable to continue in a normal and effective way.

Analysts warn that recent changes in the region may result in the bottom dropping out of the oil market. [=may cause the oil market to collapse]

When the accident happened, she felt the bottom drop out of her world. [=she felt her world collapse]

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