Definition of fall from grace in English:

fall from grace

phrase

  • 1A loss of favour or a position of power or honour.

    ‘the artist's fall from grace’
    • ‘They are now being cross-examined on the tragic and spectacular fall from grace of their chief auditors and consultants.’
    • ‘Many feel he is the real culprit responsible for this team's fall from grace.’
    • ‘What ensured his fall from grace were his repeated promises that the war was almost over.’
    • ‘A fall from grace does not take much: a drunken tumble, a night out with the wrong man, an inadvertent outburst, or a struggle with dependency.’
    • ‘A mistake was made, and the inevitable fall from grace began.’
    • ‘Her fall from grace has been as dramatic as her rise to prominence.’
    1. 1.1 A descent from a state of divine favour into sin.
      ‘Adam and Eve's fall from grace’
  • 2Lose favour or a position of power or honour.

    ‘a pop singer who fell from grace’
    • ‘The moment they see someone has fallen from grace and can be of no further use to them, they discard him.’
    • ‘Some of the leading business giants have fallen from grace over the past decade due to the lack of alignment between their own internal practices and their customers.’
    • ‘He was a great athlete before falling from grace.’
    • ‘He soon fell from grace when he arrived on stage at a pop concert shouting incoherent abuse.’
    • ‘He fell from grace and was forced to flee the country.’
    1. 2.1 Descend from a state of divine favour into sin.
      ‘a pop singer who fell from grace’