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Become enamored. This expression may be used either literally, as in
John and Mary fell in love on their first date
, or hyperbolically, as in
I fell in love with that antique chest
First half of 1500s
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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fall in love
I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.
Zora Neale Hurston
You women could make someone fall in love even with a lie.
Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?
John L. Balderston