break fall(redirected from break your 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.
break your fallalso break the fall
to stop you from going down He reached out, trying to break his fall, and ended up breaking his arm.