cast (one's) lot with (someone or something)

(redirected from cast their lots with)

cast (one's) lot with (someone or something)

To join and steadfastly support another person or group. As soon as news of the CEO's scandal becomes public, I doubt that big investor will want to cast her lot with us. Don't worry, mom—I really don't care about casting my lot with the cool kids at school.
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cast one's lot with

Also, cast or throw in one's lot with . Join or side with, no matter what the outcome, as in Bill cast his lot with the new company. [First half of 1500s]
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cast (one's) lot with

To join or side with for better or worse.
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It reveals the motivations that led him and his sisters, a few years, later to cast their lots with their ancestral land and provides some historical context for the third essay written by Wen Zhengde.
In the week leading up to the election, Karl Rove sold the campaign on a pet theory of his that went like this: Not having much of a mind of their own, undecided voters look to see who's out front in the waning days and cast their lots with the frontrunner.