fall in for

fall in for
{v.} To receive; get. * /The boy fell in for some sympathy when he broke his leg./ * /The team manager fell in for most of the blame when his team lost the playoffs./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • fall in for — {v.} To receive; get. * /The boy fell in for some sympathy when he broke his leg./ * /The team manager fell in for most of the blame when his team lost the playoffs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall\ in\ for — v To receive; get. The boy fell in for some sympathy when he broke his leg. The team manager fell in for most of the blame when his team lost the playoffs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall in for — phrasal : to come in for : incur fell in for the major share of the blame …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall guy — fall guys N COUNT If someone is the fall guy, they are blamed for something which they did not do or which is not their fault. [INFORMAL] He claims he was made the fall guy for the affair. Syn: scapegoat …   English dictionary

  • fall through — {v.}, {informal} To fail; be ruined; not happen or be done. * /Jim s plans to go to college fell through at the last moment./ * /Mr. Jones deal to sell his house fell through./ Contrast: COME OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall through — {v.}, {informal} To fail; be ruined; not happen or be done. * /Jim s plans to go to college fell through at the last moment./ * /Mr. Jones deal to sell his house fell through./ Contrast: COME OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • fall guy — noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of • Syn: ↑chump, ↑fool, ↑gull, ↑mark, ↑patsy, ↑sucker, ↑soft touch, ↑mug • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall guy — n. a victim; a dupe. (Originally underworld.) □ Rocko wasn’t going to be the fall guy for this caper. □ I didn’t want to be the fall guy, so I sat out the last job …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fall guy — noun Date: 1904 scapegoat < a fall guy for his boss s errors > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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