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    Default what does this idiom mean in this song....

    "Fell right through the cracks"

    Jason Mraz - I'm Yours Lyrics [Original Ukulele Version] - YouTube

    I think fall through the cracks means be overlooked, ignored... but doesn't make sense in this context from videoclipe

    Please, help me!

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    Default Re: what does this idiom mean in this song....

    "Fall through the cracks" does normally mean to be overlooked, but I think this songwriter is using this expression to mean that he collapsed into pieces and literally fell through the cracks. In the preceding line he sings "you were so hot, I melted".

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    Default Re: what does this idiom mean in this song....

    It's the same "fall through" = to fail in this context, am I right?

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    Default Re: what does this idiom mean in this song....

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    It's the same "fall through" = to fail in this context, am I right?
    It's difficult to tell with song lyrics, which are sometimes close to meaningless. In this case, I think catbert has come as close to any meaning as one can.

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    Default Re: what does this idiom mean in this song....

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    It's the same "fall through" = to fail in this context, am I right?
    No, it doesn't mean "fail" in this context.
    The songwriter just used this phrase because he thought it would sound nice, not because it's actually meaningful in the given context.

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