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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.
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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.
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The five tonne ladle was dropped into place by a 50 tonne capacity crane.
By delivering intellectual property blocks that can be dropped into place by hardware developers, we eliminate the need for these developers to create RTL implementations of highly complex protocols -- a tremendous boost to design teams in terms of man-power resources and time required to implement SoCs.
The Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Targeting Vehicle is a hybrid electric vehicle that is light enough to be transported and dropped into place by a helicopter.
7 provides for fields to be added or deleted or dragged and dropped into place, without programming.