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fall in (or into) line

Definition of fall in or into line in English:

Conform with others or with accepted behavior.
[With reference to military formation]
Example sentences
  • Even his language on posters fell into line with the exhortative tone on Soviet posters when they urged, ‘Let us all fulfill the plan of the great projects.’
  • In spite of record construction levels, there was still no sign that the Irish market would fall victim to oversupply, but price inflation would tail off sharply when supply and demand finally fell into line, he added.
  • Since she fell into line with Howard on the issue of asylum seekers, many in the Left have deserted the party in its hour of need.
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