in line with

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in line with something

similar to something The company's profits were in line with what was expected.
See also: line
References in classic literature ?
Broadside after broadside they delivered as each vessel came in line with the ships of the therns.
2 -- 3) Jonathan Chicas, at left, sleeps as his parents wait in line with thousands of other immigrants.
The changes to the noted insurance ratings reflect adjustments to bring the ratings in line with newly established sovereign ratings constraints and benchmarks.
I'm a procrastinator," said Loida Spicer, a Guatemala native who stood in line with her husband and 4-year-old son.