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fall foul of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfall foul of somebody/somethingfall foul of somebody/somethingANGRYILLEGALto do something which makes someone angry or which breaks a rule, with the result that you are punished He is worried that his teenage kids will fall foul of the law. fall
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fall foul of somebody/somethingEdwards fell foul of the authorities and was ordered to leave the country.
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