break fall

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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It's a bit unfair if all the expectations to give that player a bit of a break fall on my shoulders.
We do have to take players' workload into consideration, and there are going to be times in top league teams where players suffer from some sort of physical and mental fatigue, but I think it's a bit unfair if all the expectations to give thethe expectations to give the player a little bit of a break fall on my shoulders.
We do have to take players' workload into consideration, and there are going to be times in top league teams where players suffer from some sort of physical and men tal fatigue, but I think it's a bit unfair if all the expectations to give the player a little bit of a break fall on my shoulders.
Leading up to the WSU game, James was made to do up-downs - usually reserved as a punitive measure - to show athletic trainers that he could break falls with his arms despite the elbow injury.
For most US universities, spring break falls either on March 7-11 or March 14-18.
For many specialist family solicitors, the Christmas break falls in the middle of a season of ill will between couples and former partners, often ending in the courts.
But the reality of New Street station, the supermarket check-out and the office coffee break falls away when you enter the alternative universe that is the hardcore, pumping iron gym.
5 If the Pill-free break falls at an inconvenient time - for example your honeymoon - it's safe to just keep on taking it.
Because their feet are strapped to a board, they tend to try and break falls with their hands, and common wrist guards reportedly supply insufficient protection against severe impact, experts claim.
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The scouts all worked hard to achieve their badges, having to learn basic throws, hold downs and break falls.
For many specialist family solicitors, the Christmas break falls in the middle of a season of ill-will between couples and former partners, often ending up being resolved by the courts.
When a committee member is called a name because of where a break falls, that disturbs me,'' said Schneider.
The extra day's break falls on Friday, December 31 while Monday will remain the New Year's Day holiday.