fall between (two things)

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fall between (two things)

To drop between two things. The baby's crying because her toy fell between the couch cushions. Uh-oh, that letter just fell between the wall and the radiator, where we can't reach it.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fall between (something and something else)

to drop between things. My loose change fell between the cushions of the sofa. I hope that my wallet doesn't fall between the table and the wall. I would never be able to move the table to get it.
See also: between, fall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the summary of analyses of reported fall-related sentinel events in the United States, environmental safety was cited as the main cause of 42% of patient falls between 1995 and 2004, and for 49% of patient fails in 2005 (Porch,, 2007).
Utilizing these programs as interventions to prevent falls and promote restraint reduction for a target population at a target time proved tremendously successful, as disclosed by the following comparative analysis of the trends/patterns of falls before and after we implemented the program: (1) none of the falls are occurring between 10 and 11:30 am, compared with 60% prior to the program; (2) 20% of fails are occurring between 3 and 4:30 pm and involve alert and oriented residents, as compared with 100% prior to the program; and (3) of that 20% of falls between 3 and 4:30 pm, none involved those residents participating in the ballroom dancing intervention.