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2009.05.19(Review of 2005.10.04 edition)

Life, love, and business all have their ups and downs. But that doesn't have to be a downer!

Today's Lesson
FALL OFF (= get worse)   落ち込む


  • If business, sales, etc., fall off, they get worse.
  • ビジネスや売上などに関して fall off というと、ビジネスや売上などが悪くなる、という意味になります。

FALL OFF (= get worse)


  1. a: How are things at the store?
    b: They've been better. Business has been falling off a little lately.
  2. Sales of their products fell off rapidly after news of the scandal made headlines.
  3. Reservations at the hotel have fallen off 20% compared to this time last year. This bad weather is really hurting business.
  4. Call center inquiries have been falling off since the advertisement was pulled.

英会話レッスンWe hope things are looking up for you these days!