Definition of Falling off

1. Noun. A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality. "A falloff in quality"

Definition of Falling off

1. Verb. (present participle of fall off) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Falling Off

falling about
falling action
falling asleep
falling back on
falling back upon
falling block
falling in
falling in love
falling knife
falling off (current term)
falling out
falling over
falling palate
falling pregnant
falling short
falling sickness
falling star
falling stars
falling under
fallings out

Literary usage of Falling off

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"Yet Plymouth and its surroundings have a well-known scientific reputation, and the falling off in numbers of the present meeting must rather be looked for ..."

2. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1876)
"Inquests (continued). on K. Rosley, Killed by falling off a Scaffold, Sj II t Inquests (continued). on Robert Davis, a Suicide, 21/10/ on Brazier, ..."

3. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"found that he had put his arm round me to protect me from falling off; and for the rest of my journey he behaved to me with the gentleness of a woman. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In the first half of the 17th century the technical skill of the German silversmiths reached its highest point of perfection, but there was some falling off ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1862)
"... success during the last sixty years in pi Ing the GROWTH RESTORING, and improving the HUMAN НАШ. It pr«T»nU Btlr from falling off or turning grey, ..."

6. American Marine: The Shipping Question in History and Politics by William Wallace Bates (1892)
"The first effect of free-carrying with England, under the treaty of July 3, in accordance with the act of March 3, was a falling off in our share of ..."

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