fall open

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Verb1.fall open - open involuntarilyfall open - open involuntarily; "His mouth dropped open"; "Her jaw dropped"
drop down, sink, drop - fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
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Dallas, TX, September 21, 2017 --(PR.com)-- ​The 2017 Fall Open Studios at the historical Continental Gin Building will showcase a diverse range of art from 50+ local artists across 61,000 sq.ft.
"We know that that the (Affordable Care Act's) impacts will vary by state and encourage other states to examine their own shifts in health insurance coverage to see who's gaining coverage and what lessons they can take away for the fall open enrollment period," said Julie Sonier, MPA, deputy director of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center at the University of Minnesota.
Your last studio: the rolled foetal drawings fall open. Your body still hinges on where he is, leaps out in five directions at his touch.
I feel angry because for the past 15 years, my uncle and his wife have come to stay twice a year, and he's always trying to touch me or let his dressing gown fall open, so I end up locking myself in my bedroom.
When the timer runs out, the trapdoors under the incorrect answers fall open, and the hopefuls regularly see their fortune slip away in dramatic fashion.
If you let the hatch fall open, the hit can be violent enough to crack or break the hinge springs on the hatch.
You roll, land on your bottom and, if the gods really have it in for you, your skirt will fall open and you will flash your pants to all and sundry.
MOMENT OF TRUTH: Dan Weatherill and Ian Fall open their A-level results at Prior Pursglove College
Almost inevitably during this two-minute process, the book will fall open on a couple of photographic collections which invariably bring memories flooding back.
I sit with my back against a wall and let my knees fall open to the side.
We hold the Bible with its spine on the table, let it fall open, and point out a verse with our finger and expect an answer to our question.
He has several white ones that fall open casually to reveal a lithe, tanned torso, and several others that fall open casually to reveal a vest (clearly his mum rang him several times throughout the photo-shoot), and several that appear to have fallen off altogether to reveal, yes, you've guessed it, a vest.