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English definition of “fall on sb”

fall on sb

phrasal verb with fall     /fɔːl/ US  /fɑːl/ verb (fell, fallen)
When suspicion falls on a particular person , people think that they may be guilty of doing something bad : He was the last person to see the woman alive , and suspicion immediately fell on him.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
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