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cross (one's) path

To come into contact with someone or something, often surprisingly or unexpectedly. You won't believe who crossed my path today—Milly, who I haven't seen in years! Is it really bad luck if a black cat crosses your path?
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cross someone's path

Encounter or meet someone, especially unexpectedly. For example, John didn't know her name, so he was hoping she would cross his path again soon, or She swore she would scream if a snake crossed her path. This phrase originally implied that such an encounter meant obstructing or thwarting a person, but in current usage this is not necessarily true. [Early 1600s]
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cross someone's path

COMMON If someone crosses your path, you meet them by chance. The book is full of criticisms of the celebrities who crossed her path. Note: You can also say that two people cross paths or that two people's paths cross. Vicki and Lisa first crossed paths when they attended the Australian Ballet School in 1983. He hoped that sometime their paths would cross again.
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cross somebody’s ˈpath

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our/their paths ˈcross

(we/they) meet by chance: He never crossed my path, thank goodness. He was the last person I wanted to meet.Our paths crossed several times during the war but after that I never saw him again.
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This album is no Tellin' Stories and does not reach the heights of Some Friendly, but it is definitely a step up on the often insipid previous release, s You Cross My Path.
It's little wonder, then, that the band, especially charismatic frontman Burgess wanted a fresh start ahead of new album, You Cross My Path, being released.
A greatest hits album also arrived; a no-fat collection of the band's most memorable songs which invigorated Tim and his cohorts, and raised the bar for the album that would become You Cross My Path.
You Cross My Path is as good an album as they've ever released, a marked improvement on the frankly disappointing Simpatico and Up At The Lake.
Tim Burgess and his bandmates were on sparkling form at the Academy, showcasing songs from their latest album, You Cross My Path - available to download for free over the internet - and some old favourites.
Now You Cross My Path sees the Tim Burgess-led band go electronic, with New Order - esque references at every turn.
The Charlatans' album, You Cross My Path, is available for free at www.
THE CHARLATANS - YOU CROSS MY PATH Past Charlatans albums have seen them pay homage to their musical heroes.
Understandably, the response was tumultuous - You Cross My Path captures The Charlies' heart and soul.
You Cross My Path sees the Tim Burgess-led band go electronic, with New Orderesque basslines and Krautrock's mechanical sensibilities creeping in all over the place.
The Charlatans had to move quickly on the cover art as, originally, You Cross My Path was only released as a free download but, when more than 100,000 copies were downloaded, a physical release was needed.
By far the most skate-rockinest band to cross my path this month has got to be The Fakies.
Tim Burgess and his band mates return to the Later stage to perform songs from their latest album, You Cross My Path, available to download for free over the internet.