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Re: Fall under your umbrella

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 09, 2010 at 14:49

In Reply to: Fall under your umbrella posted by Rebecca on March 09, 2010 at 09:18:

: Does anyone know the original meaning to "Fall under your umbrella" as in "That should fall under your umbrella."


Umbrella in this sense means jurisdiction or responsibility. For example in a supermarket the purveyance of vegetables might fall under the umbrella of the produce manager.

www.m-w.com gives the following definition for this sense: "4 : something which covers or embraces a broad range of elements or factors "