Definition of fallout
- have to take a position and accept the political fallout
- —Andy Logan
concerned about the possible political fallout from the scandal
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club members were soon falling out about how to spend the money they'd made washing cars
I had planned to have a sports career, but things fell out otherwise.
bandy words, butt heads, lock horns, mix it up;
: the radioactive particles that are produced by a nuclear explosion and that fall through the atmosphere
: a bad effect or result of something
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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