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verb (intr, preposition)
Also: fall upon to attack or snatch (an army, booty, etc)
fall flat on one's face to fail, esp in a ridiculous or humiliating manner
fall on one's feet to emerge unexpectedly well from a difficult situation
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fall on

Also, fall upon.

1

Attack suddenly and viciously, as in They fell on the guards and overpowered them. [c. 1400]

2

Meet with, encounter, as in They fell on hard times. [Late 1500s]

3

Find by chance, discover, as in We fell upon the idea last Saturday night. [Mid-1600s]

4

Be the responsibility or duty of someone, as in It fell on Clara to support the entire family. [Mid-1800s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with fall on.

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