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Difference between Fall into someone’s arms and Fall into someone’s hands

fall into someone’s arms—run up to a person to be held lovingly in both arms:

  • With a cry of joy, she fell into his arms.

fall into someone’s hands—

1. be captured by a person:

  • All those who fell into their hands alive were slain.

2. come into smb.’s possession:

  • The two innkeepers had no idea what a treasure fell into their hands.

3. come under smb.’s control:

  • Good citizens allowed politics to fall into the hands of mean men.