1. consistent or in harmony with something
in line with expectations
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'.