fall, drop, etc. into place

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.
See also: drop, place

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.
See also: fall, 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.
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