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Difference between Drop from the skies and Fall to the ground

drop from the skies —(also: drop from heaven) appear unexpectedly as if by magic:

  • “Good gracious, miss,” I said, still doubting my senses, “have you dropped from the skies?”

fall to the ground—(of plans, etc.) fail; come to nothing:

  • The whole scheme fell to the ground, although all the details were thought out.

See also: come down to earth / go to earth.