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

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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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Though everything here serves to echo the for-shame philosophical monologue at the end of "No Country for Old Men"--in which crime has grown crueler, impervious to any law, on earth or in heaven--the entire story serves to illustrate the inexorable consequences of casting one's lot with those who have no respect for life.
Casting one's lot with those words and with such people can make life difficult and dangerous.