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    Fall to be

    I'm not sure what "fall to be" means.

    "A charge may fall to be considered in the light of Article 110 where it is imposed not on an importer as such, but instead on all traders irrespective of origin."

    "Decisions of these bodies fall to be reviewed by administrative courts."

    Judging by the context, I'd say it means something like "be subject to." What do you think?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Fall to be

    I think it's a typo for "fail to be" which means "not."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Fall to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I think it's a typo for "fail to be" which means "not."
    No, it's not; trust me. It may be a legalism I'm not familiar with. Or simply an expression coined by the author.

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    Re: Fall to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I'm not sure what "fall to be" means.

    "A charge may fall to be considered in the light of Article 110 where it is imposed not on an importer as such, but instead on all traders irrespective of origin."

    "Decisions of these bodies fall to be reviewed by administrative courts."

    Judging by the context, I'd say it means something like "be subject to." What do you think?

    Thanks!
    Never heard/read the phrase in AmE.

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