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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 into place

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1. If you have been trying to understand something, and then everything falls into place, you suddenly understand it. Bits of the puzzle fell into place. He knew now who had written the letter. Note: Verbs such as click and fit can be used instead of fall. Suddenly, everything clicked into place. I could see now how to get the shot I wanted.
2. If things fall into place, events happen to produce the situation you want. As soon as I started playing in midfield everything started falling into place. All my confidence came flooding back and I ended up winning a place with England. Note: Verbs such as click and fit can be used instead of fall. We had a great time in the last couple of months when, all of a sudden, things clicked into place.
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fall into place

(of a series of events or one event in a series) begin to make sense or cohere.
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Notice how all the other previously cited verses and the following verses of Isaiah fall into place if we interpret them not as literal prophecy but as examples of the unexpected and unusual ways of God: "The calf and the young lion shall browse together" (Isa.
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As physician, philosopher, theologian and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Albert Schweitzer aptly put it, 'Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know everything happens for a reason.'
Once you get over that hurdle of the first time, things will fall into place for you.
Things are finally beginning to fall into place for me."
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Not immediately, but when the pieces of the mosaic are starting to fall into place." These pieces will include a new series of paintings by Cy Twombly, paintings by Gerhard Richter, new works by Richard Tuttle, Gary Hill, and Jeff Wall, and contributions by young artists who have had little international exposure.
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Through it all, I reminded myself to never give up, because everything would fall into place at the right time.