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fall for sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with fall   /fɔːl/ us    /fɑːl/ (fell, fallen)
to be tricked into believing something that is not true: He told me he owned a mansion in Spain and I fell for it. I'm not falling for that one! informal said when you recognize a trick and refuse to be deceived by it: "Lend me a fiver and I'll buy you a drink." "Oh no, I'm not falling for that one."
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