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

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

1. To join another person or become part of a group. Don't worry, Mom—I really don't care about casting in my lot with the cool kids at school.
2. To give one's steadfast support to some 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.
See also: cast, lot
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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]
See also: cast, lot
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

cast (one's) lot with

To join or side with for better or worse.
See also: cast, lot
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Despite cheap oil and gas, I don't see the Mercosur nations casting their lot with Chavismo.
Voters in East Lane County appeared to be casting their lot with a political newcomer in Tuesday's election, choosing Cottage Grove businessman Faye Stewart to represent them for the next four years as county commissioner from the predominantly rural district that runs from Eugene to Cottage Grove to Oakridge.
Hughes-backed satcaster Galaxy Latin America and Argentina's powerful Grupo Clarin are both said to be eyeing market entry, but both will likely end up casting their lot with the Montevideo trio.
Almost all ballerinas have it in them to curtsy; this is because most of them win their claim to sovereignty by effacement before an invisible, inherited court, from casting their lot with an artistic tradition that is formal, cued, and social.