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    Fall into hands

    "The ultimate power of decision fell into hands other than those of Mr. X."

    Is the above usage of "fall into someone's hands" correct? I think it is, but I'm not 100% sure.

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    Re: Fall into hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    "The ultimate power of decision fell into hands other than those of Mr. X."

    Is the above usage of "fall into someone's hands" correct? I think it is, but I'm not 100% sure.

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    It doesn't sound very natural to me. Had the ultimate power previously been in someone else's hands? "To fall into" suggests movement or a change of circumstances.

    If it's just the current situation then "The ultimate decision was in the hands of those other than Mr X" or "The ultimate decision fell to others than Mr X".

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    Re: Fall into hands

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It doesn't sound very natural to me. Had the ultimate power previously been in someone else's hands? Yes. "To fall into" suggests movement or a change of circumstances.

    If it's just the current situation then "The ultimate decision was in the hands of those other than Mr X" or "The ultimate decision fell to others than Mr X".
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    Re: Fall into hands

    In that case, it's fine.

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