fall off the back of a truck

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fall off the back of a truck

  1. (idiomatic, Australia, euphemistic) Of an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.
  2. US idiom: to have come into someone's possession through dubious/shady, though not neccessarily illegal means.