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To resign from a job or other position of responsibility, especially when pressured to do so.

Additional definitions for 'fall on one's sword':

fall on one's swordTo commit suicide by allowing one’s body to drop onto the point of one’s sword..
fall on one's swordTo voluntarily take the blame for a situation.
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