Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
in line with something
in line with
1) consistent or in harmony with something
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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'.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Our new advertising campaignis in line withwhat we feel our customers want to see.
The company did not surprise anyone with their end of year financial results. Theywere in line with expectations.
If a businessdoes nottry to keep their prices in linewith their competitors, they risk losing customers.
Social Examples (Basic)
The doctor told me my weight is in line with what she would expect for someone my height.
We have to do a few renovations on the house to bring itinto line with the new guidelines before we can rent it out.
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