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drop into place
1. To suddenly make sense. Once he explained the instructions to me more thoroughly, everything dropped into place, and I was able to complete the project.
2. To produce an ideal or desired outcome. There were a lot of missteps along the way, but all of our plans have finally dropped into place.
fall, drop, etc. into ˈplace
1 because of a new piece of information, the relationship between several events, facts, etc. suddenly becomes clear: When I found out that he was Lucy’s uncle, everything fell into place. ♢ When we got the final result of our experiment, everything slotted into place.
2 (of a complex situation) finally reach a satisfactory conclusion: Last year everything was so difficult; then John changed his job, I started work, the children moved school and everything finally fell into place.
See also: place