Would you tell me whether I am right with my choice of the suitable interpretations of the phrasal verb in bold in the following sentence?
I should never have thought that you would fall for your promises.
fall for = be deceived or swindled by
I'm puzzled by the original sentence too. I just wanted to remark that "fall for" seems to be rarely used with "promise" in literature for some reason. The only example I was able to find is here at the very end of the essay.
I must have made a mistake in my original post. It is most likely that the sentence in question must look so:
I should never have thought that you would fall for my promises.
What do think about the two sentences below?
Don't fall for that old trick; he's trying to persuade you to buy his goods.
Don't fall for that solemn promise; he's trying to persuade you to buy his goods.
Last edited by vil; 06-Jun-2011 at 06:07.