Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

in line with something

in line with
Meaning(s)
1) consistent or in harmony with something
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional HighSocial
    • in line with expectations
  • Analysis
    When you bring something in line with something, it means you encourage it or force it to be the same standard as or consistent as something else. "Our recycling figures are in line with others in the industry." This sentence would mean that your recycling figures are similar to the figures of others in your industry. This expression is often used to talk about performance or behaviour and can be used in social or professional contexts. Similar in meaning to 'bring into line with'.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Our new advertising campaign is in line with what we feel our customers want to see.
    2. The company did not surprise anyone with their end of year financial results. They were in line with expectations.
    3. If a business does not try to keep their prices in line with their competitors, they risk losing customers.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The doctor told me my weight is in line with what she would expect for someone my height.
    2. We have to do a few renovations on the house to bring it into line with the new guidelines before we can rent it out.
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