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“fall for sth” in British English

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fall for sth

phrasal verb with fall uk /fɔːl/ us /fɑːl/ verb fell, fallen

to be tricked into believing something that is not true:

He told me that 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."

(Definition of “fall for sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)