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Brewer's: Fall Upon

(To). To attack, as ?to fall upon the rear,? a Latin phrase, ?ultimis incidere; ? to throw oneself on, as, ?he fell on his sword,? ?manu sua cadere; ? to happen on, as, ?On what day will the games fall??

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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