fall into (someone or something's) hands

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fall into (someone or something's) hands

To be obtained by someone or something. If a person or group is not stated, there is usually an adjective (perhaps with an article) before "hands" (as in "the wrong hands" or "enemy hands"). I lost my diary, and if it falls into the wrong hands, I will be completely mortified.
See also: fall, hand

fall into the wrong hands

To become acquired by people who were not supposed to have or know about the item in question. Please keep this report to yourself, I don't want it falling into the wrong hands. If this information falls into the wrong hands, all our undercover agents will be in danger.
See also: fall, hand, wrong

fall into the wrong hands

Fig. to become associated with the wrong person; to become the possession of the wrong person, I don't want these plans to fall into the wrong hands. This could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.
See also: fall, hand, wrong