fall into the hands of

fall into the hands of
fall into the hands of
: to come to be held or possessed by (someone)

Officials are concerned that the stolen weapons may fall into the hands of terrorists. [=that terrorists may get/obtain the stolen weapons]

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Main Entry:fall
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fall into the hands of — see fall, 1
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  • fall into the hands of — be captured or attained by …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fall into the wrong hands — to come to be held or possessed by the wrong person or group There could be a disaster if the weapons fell into the wrong hands. • • • Main Entry: ↑fall fall into the wrong hands see ↑fall, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑hand fall into the wrong hands …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall into the wrong hands — if something falls into the wrong hands, a dangerous person or an enemy starts to own or control it. There are fears that weapons might fall into the wrong hands. If this sort of information fell into the wrong hands, we could be in serious… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall into someone's hands — fall into (someone s) hands if something falls into the hands of a dangerous person or an enemy, the dangerous person or enemy starts to own or control it. There were concerns that the weapons might fall into the hands of terrorists …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall into hands — fall into (someone s) hands if something falls into the hands of a dangerous person or an enemy, the dangerous person or enemy starts to own or control it. There were concerns that the weapons might fall into the hands of terrorists …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall into — the hands of, be captured by; drop within, descend toward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fall into somebody's hands hands of somebody — fall into sb s ˈhands/the ˈhands of sb idiom (formal) to become controlled by sb • The town fell into enemy hands. • We don t want this document falling into the wrong hands …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall into somebody's the hands of somebody — fall into sb s ˈhands/the ˈhands of sb idiom (formal) to become controlled by sb • The town fell into enemy hands. • We don t want this document falling into the wrong hands …   Useful english dictionary

  • To fall into one's hands — Fall Fall (f[add]l), v. i. [imp. {Fell} (f[e^]l); p. p. {Fallen} (f[add]l n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Falling}.] [AS. feallan; akin to D. vallen, OS. & OHG. fallan, G. fallen, Icel. Falla, Sw. falla, Dan. falde, Lith. pulti, L. fallere to deceive, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fall into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms fall into : present tense I/you/we/they fall into he/she/it falls into present participle falling into past tense fell into past participle fallen into 1) fall into something to start doing something by chance …   English dictionary

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