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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References in classic literature ?
As Tarzan made his lonely way through the jungle paralleling the shore, he felt strong upon him a desire for companionship, so that gradually he commenced to regret that he had not cast his lot with the apes.
He had come with the boy to cast his lot with the tribe.
Grace Poe, while Cebu City's incumbent mayor Michael Rama has cast his lot with Binay.
government will continue to fund the PA now that Abbas has cast his lot with a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization.
20 Telegram & Gazette cartoon seeks to put a nail in the coffin of the GOP mainstream and cast his lot with the tea party purists.
Cameron, embarrassingly, in hindsight, recently refused to receive Monsieur Hollande and publicly cast his lot with Sarkozy, as did Angela Merkel, so a lot of bridge-building out of humble pie has to take place before anything useful can be achieved.
David Gergi, a Libyan-born psychiatrist living in Italy, promptly cast his lot with the rebels.
Runner-up Mitt Romneywho most people see as the only viable contender to Perrytoday cast his lot with House Republicans who have pledged to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority if and when they go through with their statehood bid.
In 1856, his political career ended when he cast his lot with the Know-Nothings.
DeFazio cast his lot with the Obama camp fairly late, coming just as the Illinois senator surpassed Clinton in the number of pledged superdelegates.
(That's one theory, at least--everybody's got one, and Heidenry doesn't cast his lot with any.)
"What you could count on was his unbending attitude of charity-even toward the very ugly forces who were oppressing the ones he had long since cast his lot with."
"I'VE GOT JUST ONE WORD OF ADVICE FOR YOU SON: TAGS." IF THE 1967 MOVIE THE GRADUATE WERE BEING MADE TODAY, THE BUSINESSMAN NEIGHBOR'S ADVICE TO THE YOUNG COLLEGE GRADUATE MIGHT WELL BE TO CAST HIS LOT WITH RFID.
Cornwall chooses to cast his lot with our political enemies, he should not be surprised to find himself under siege from those of us who have fought so hard to keep our rights from being eviscerated.
Having cast his lot with Chicago,Washington and Texas, rather thanParis and Berlin, post-Iraq war Tony Blair looks distinctly out of place when trying to snuggle up to his French and German counterparts.