into line meaning

[American slang]
adv. phr. 1. Into agreement. The department's spending was brought into line with the budget. 2. Under control. Independent congressmen were brought into line by warnings that jobs for their friends would be kept back. The players who had broken training rules fell into line when the coach warned them that they would he put off the team.
  • a-line:     adjective &n ...
  • by-line:    Noun: by-line  ...
  • in line:    Adjective: in line ...


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  1. seaton's face fell into lines of sadness.
  2. he will have to fall into line with the others.
  3. soon the expansion of trade will tend to bring the two countries' price ratios into line.
  4. a month's suspension on some trumped-up charge usually brought non-conformists into line.
  5. franklin roosevelt's mobile face settled into lines that looked carved on stone.

Related Words

  1. intl. meaning
  2. into meaning
  3. into being meaning
  4. into circulation meaning
  5. into effect meaning
  6. into one's blood meaning
  7. into practice meaning
  8. into question meaning
  9. into the bargain meaning
  10. into the blue meaning
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