fall in 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.
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fall in(to) place

to fit together; to become organized; to make sense. After we heard the whole story, things began to fall in place. When you get older, the different parts of your life begin to fall into place.
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fall in place

Also, fall into place. Fit well; also, become organized. For example, With the last witness's testimony, the entire sequence of events fell in place, or When the architect's plans were complete, the construction schedule fell into place. This idiom uses place in the sense of "proper position," a usage dating from the mid-1500s.
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