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take a fall

Slang definitions & phrases for take a fall

take a fall

verb phrase

To be arrested; fall: He took a fall, Duke/ who had already taken two falls for burglary (1940s+ Underworld)


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Idioms and Phrases with take a fall

take a fall

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Also, take a spill. Suffer a fall, fall down, as in You took quite a fall on the ski slopes, didn't you? or Bill took a spill on the ice.
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Be arrested or convicted, as in He's taken a fall or two and spent some years in jail. [ ; 1920s ]
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