fall into the hands of

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Definition 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.

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“Fall into the hands of.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20into%20the%20hands%20of. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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