Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- To fall on; to experience; to suffer.
- With the rise of the Internet, some media fell upon hard times.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
- Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps, […] , and the light of the reflector fell full upon her.