fall to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] formal
present tense
I/you/we/theyfall to
he/she/itfalls to
present participlefalling to
past tensefell to
past participlefallen to
  1. fall to someone if a particular job or duty falls to someone, it is their responsibility
    fall to someone to do something:

    It fell to me to explain to him what happened.

See also main entry: fall