bring into line


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bring someone or something into line

 (with someone or something)
1. . Lit. to make someone or something even with someone or something. I brought the books into line with the others on the shelf. I brought Jimmy into line with the other scouts.
2. Fig. to make someone or something conform to someone or something. We brought Ted into line with the guidelines. Sam brought his proposal into line with the company standards.
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bring something into line

to make one thing like another These increases will bring city teachers' salaries into line with teachers' pay throughout the area.
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bring into line

see under fall in line.
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