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fall in(to) place

1. To suddenly make sense. Once he explained the instructions to me more thoroughly, everything fell into place, and I was able to complete the project. The lesson started to fall in place after I re-read the chapter.
2. To produce an ideal or desired outcome. There were a lot of missteps along the way, but all of our plans have finally fallen in place. If everything falls into place, we'll be rich.
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fall into place

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1. If you have been trying to understand something, and then everything falls into place, you suddenly understand it. Bits of the puzzle fell into place. He knew now who had written the letter. Note: Verbs such as click and fit can be used instead of fall. Suddenly, everything clicked into place. I could see now how to get the shot I wanted.
2. If things fall into place, events happen to produce the situation you want. As soon as I started playing in midfield everything started falling into place. All my confidence came flooding back and I ended up winning a place with England. Note: Verbs such as click and fit can be used instead of fall. We had a great time in the last couple of months when, all of a sudden, things clicked into place.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

fall into place

(of a series of events or one event in a series) begin to make sense or cohere.
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