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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 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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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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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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