Slang Dictionary

fall definition

  1. in.
    to be arrested; to be charged with a crime. (Underworld. See also fall guy.) : I heard that Mooshoo fell. Is that right?
  2. n.
    one's arrest; being arrested and charged. (Underworld.) : Who took the fall for the bank job?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with fall, also see bottom drops (falls) out; break one's fall; easy as pie (falling off a log); let drop (fall); let the chips fall where they may; ride for a fall; take the fall.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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