fall into the hands of

idiom

: to come to be held or possessed by (someone)
Officials are concerned that the stolen weapons may fall into the hands of terrorists.

Examples of fall into the hands of in a Sentence

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“Fall into the hands of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20into%20the%20hands%20of. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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