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fall

1. verb To be arrested for a crime. Can you believe that mob kingpin finally fell?
2. noun One's arrest for a crime. I refuse to take the fall when I was barely involved in this to begin with.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall

1. in. to be arrested; to be charged with a crime. (see also fall guy.) I heard that Mooshoo fell. Is that right?
2. n. one’s arrest; being arrested and charged. (Underworld.) Who took the fall for the bank job?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

fall

foul/afoul
1. Nautical To collide. Used of vessels.
2. To clash: fell foul of the law.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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