cross paths

cross paths (with someone)

Fig. to meet someone by chance and not by choice. The last time I crossed paths with Fred, we ended up arguing about something inconsequential.
See also: cross, path
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It focuses on a troubled family whose lives cross paths with a clan with even bigger problems.
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En route, they cross paths with a deranged bandleader, the cops, and a host of famous faces in cameo roles including James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.
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BAGHDAD / NINA / Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi directed the people of Fallujah to get out to safe places cross paths allocated to them by the Iraqi army or stay in their homes for those who cannot leave.
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A winter's day full of fun and excitement takes an unexpected turn when Rabbit and Bear Paws cross paths with a mysterious and powerful healer known as Bear Walker.