Definition of falling-down in English:

falling-down

Pronunciation /ˈfɔːlɪŋˌdaʊn/

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adjective

  • 1That falls down or collapses; (of a building) ruinous.

  • 2informal (originally and chiefly US). Designating an extremely drunk person or extreme drunkenness or drinking of alcohol.

adverb

informal
  • (originally and chiefly US). To a degree that causes a person to fall down; extremely. Especially in "falling-down drunk".

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From falling + down after to fall down.