cross paths

cross paths (with someone)

Fig. to meet someone by chance and not by choice. The last time I crossed paths with Fred, we ended up arguing about something inconsequential.
See also: cross, path
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In Clouds (incomplete): two sailboats/chaotic situation, 1992, the upper part o the work depicts a scene where two sailboats, one "treated" in red, the other i green, are about to cross paths beneath a sky filled with puffy clouds that see to have been taken from Romantic painting.
Now, they're about to cross paths again -- in Paris -- where they will get the chance we all wish we had.
Warwickshire seam bowler Jimmy Anyon was out shopping in Touchwood the other day when he happened to cross paths with Glenn Hoddle.
The small sharp pebbles from the cross paths are all over the main cycle path and now it is full of glass.
The game puts you in the shoes of 10 survivors who all cross paths at certain points in the span of three days.
STAYING at Forest Mere Health Spa last weekend it would have been difficult not to cross paths with George Best.
Players will cross paths with such legendary allies and enemies as Oddjob, Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, and, of course, Pussy Galore on globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition.
STORM TOSSED: Sharon Lawrence and Mark-Paul Gosselaar didn't cross paths as regulars on ``NYPD Blue,'' her character having been bumped off a couple of seasons before Gosselaar came in.
Six Sigma and Demand Flow(R) Technology consultants often cross paths, but are considered in some cases, competitors.
Repeat'' is about a circus couple who cross paths with other travelers.
In this arena, it was natural for me to cross paths with Stephen and the other WIP principals - and I quickly recognized the group as like-minded, similarly-focused and on the road to greater success.
So, Bill Belichick notwithstanding, I wanted Brady's Patriots to keep their Cinderella tale alive for as along as possible - as long as they didn't cross paths with my cherished Steelers.
Their friendship broken by a gamble gone wrong and a woman named Rosie (Sharon Stone), Carter and Vinnie cross paths again 20 years later.
She must frequently cross paths professionally with her ex (small world, as per TV dictum).
She'll cross paths with her former lover and, fatefully, with Segismundo.