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tumble-down adj : in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, unsound]

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A compound word of tumble + down


  1. in disrepair; poorly maintained
    They lived in a tumbledown shack on the edge of the woods.


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This page is about the 1988 British television film Tumbledown. For the alternative country band, see Tumbledown (band).
Tumbledown is a television drama film, written by Charles Wood and starring Colin Firth and David Calder, centering on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC, an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands Campaign of 1982, in which he was wounded at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown and his subsequent rehabilitation. A BBC production directed by Sir Richard Eyre, it first screened on BBC1 on 31 May 1988.
For his role as Robert Lawrence, Colin Firth won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Actor and a BAFTA nomination. For his role as director on the series, Sir Richard Eyre won a BAFTA.

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