Meaning of “drop/fall/sink like a stone” in the English Dictionary

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"drop/fall/sink like a stone" in British English

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drop/fall/sink like a stone

to move very quickly down in a straight line:

Witnesses say that there was an explosion and then the plane dropped like a stone.
The ring fell into the water and sank like a stone.

(Definition of “drop/fall/sink like a stone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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