Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fall in line

fall in line
Meaning(s)
1) follow or conform to something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • fall in line with someone's expectations
  • Analysis

    To fall in line literally means to stand in front of someone else in order to form a line. The idiom fall in line means to follow the rules or codes of behaviour that are expected by others. To fall in line means to conform and behave like everyone else and follow the status quo.

  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Henry was asked to redo the work he submitted because it did not fall in line with his boss's expectations
    2. If I can convince just one of the business people present to invest in my product, I believe the others will fall in line.
    3. Despite talk of strike action, Teachers are expected to fall in line with the controversial new regulations.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Henry was asked to redo the work he submitted because it did not fall in line with his boss's expectations
    2. If I can convince just one of the business people present to invest in my product, I believe the others will fall in line.
    3. Despite talk of strike action, Teachers are expected to fall in line with the controversial new regulations.
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