fall from grace

fall from grace
verb
revert back to bad behavior after a period of good behavior
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The children fell from grace when they asked for several helpings of dessert

Hypernyms: ↑misbehave, ↑misconduct, ↑misdemean
Verb Frames:
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fall from grace — see grace, 1
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Main Entry:fall
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fall from grace
◇ If you fall from grace or experience a fall from grace, you no longer enjoy the success or good reputation that you once had, usually because you have done something wrong.

The governor fell from grace after being accused of tax fraud.

The book tells of his fall from grace.

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Main Entry:grace

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ˌfall from ˈgrace idiom
to lose the trust or respect that people have for you, especially by doing sth wrong or immoral
Main entry:graceidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

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  • fall from grace — {v. phr.} To go back to a bad way of behaving; do something bad again. * /The boys behaved well during dinner until they fell from grace by eating their dessert with their fingers instead of their forks./ * /The boy fell from grace when he lied./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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