break fall

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break someone's fall

to cushion a falling person; to lessen the impact of a falling person. When the little boy fell out of the window, the bushes broke his fall. The old lady slipped on the ice, but a snowbank broke her fall.
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break your fall

also break the fall
to stop you from going down He reached out, trying to break his fall, and ended up breaking his arm.
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Vorderman, who has a plaster cast on her nose, said: "I had nothing to break my fall except my head.
I put my hands down to break my fall, but the stem of the glass was under it.
With nothing to break my fall I dived headlong onto the garage floor and lay numb with pain until the mechanics gathered me up and found a chair.