fall upon

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fall upon

  1. 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.