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Masha*

Senior Member
Russia: Russian
Could you please tell if "to fall face-first" is the same as "to fall face down"?

The context: "You might fall face-first onto the sidewalk after that buzz-induced dizzy spell, but if you're a Party Girl, you pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and walk back into the club gracefully."

Thank you in advance
 
  • Sylentia

    Senior Member
    English(UK)/Italian - bilingual
    Yes. Essentially it means that the "first" part of you to fall is your face while the rest of you follows. So face down would have the same meaning.
     
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