get in(to) line

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get in(to) line

1. To become straight; to form into a line or row. The teacher waited for her students to get into line before they walked to the auditorium. The cars all got in line after the traffic merged into a single lane.
2. To conform, adhere to, or agree with that which is established or generally accepted, such as rules, beliefs, modes of behavior, etc. You might have some wild ideas for the future, but you'll never get anywhere in this business if you don't start getting into line with your boss's expectations. We all tend to have revolutionary ideals in our youth, but we usually get in line with the general populace as we grow older.
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My wife is an immigrant from the Philippines, and our whole family had to stay overnight in a hotel in San Francisco and get in line early the next morning because the privatized help line had given us incomplete information.