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fall into the hands of (someone)

To be obtained by someone or some group. If this report falls into the hands of the media, you can expect a full-blown scandal. I lost my diary, and if it falls into the hands of my parents, I will be completely mortified.
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fall into somebody’s ˈhands/the ˈhands of somebody

be taken, captured or obtained by somebody: The city has fallen into enemy hands.These documents must not fall into the hands of the wrong people.
See also: fall, hand, of, somebody
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Pinocchio, not having listened to the good advice of the Talking Cricket, falls into the hands of the Assassins
'When it falls into the hands of people with ill intent, they could use it.
Taha said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "What happened in Mosul was planned by the Iraqi government, which pulled out of Mosul to hit the political forces in the local administration in Nineveh because they are opponents of Maliki, and left the city falls into the hands of ISIS, at the same time to hit the people of Mosul, but it came out of its hands ".
Egypt's three-decade-old peace with Israel could be jeopardized if it descends into chaos or falls into the hands of extremists, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday.
When nuclear material falls into the hands of private parties parties it is a short step to getting into terrorist hands.
Each state will receive $4 million to $5 million in antisex funds, the allocation of which falls into the hands of state legislatures.