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Idioms- can the one in concern have a literal meaning?

I took a fall and injured myself. Can the phrase ever be used to describe literal falls?

I know it has a meaning in boxing, but what I'm asking is if you fell and..let's say you broke your knee, could you later say "I took a fall and broke my knee", instead of "I fell and broke my knee"?