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’
    • ‘What ensured his fall from grace were his repeated promises that the war was almost over.’
    • ‘Many feel he is the real culprit responsible for this team's fall from grace.’
    • ‘A mistake was made, and the inevitable fall from grace began.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They are now being cross-examined on the tragic and spectacular fall from grace of their chief auditors and consultants.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘He soon fell from grace when he arrived on stage at a pop concert shouting incoherent abuse.’
    • ‘The moment they see someone has fallen from grace and can be of no further use to them, they discard him.’
    • ‘He was a great athlete before falling from grace.’
    • ‘He fell from grace and was forced to flee the country.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 2.1 Descend from a state of divine favour into sin.
      ‘a pop singer who fell from grace’