Break My Fall - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.