Get ready to learn all the things you ever wanted to know about the basic idiom “Je tombe de haut”.
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Just like “Tomber des nues“, this expression carries the feeling of being surprised by something. As surprising as suddenly falling from high altitude.
You can use this expression when you hear something very unexpected, like something shocking in the news. Or when something unexpected happens to you.
For example: someone just tells you extremely surprising news, then you would say: “Je tombe de haut !” (I’m flabbergasted!). Like if the surprise was so intense that you felt dizzy, like if you were free falling.