have a spill(redirected from had spills)
have a spill
To fall or stumble onto the ground. Often used with modifiers like "bad," "nasty," "awful," etc. I'm so scared that my mother is going to have a spill going down those stairs someday and end up breaking a hip. He had a nasty spill on his bicycle on his way home from work.
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