cross (one's) path

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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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A survey of 1,000 adults by Surrey theme park Thorpe Park also showed that breaking a mirror, walking under a ladder and having a black cat cross your path was becoming less of a problem.
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Don't look so hard for him, but keep your eyes wide open when he does cross your path.
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While sitting in the driver's seat, your car becomes a gun You threaten all and sundry and think it's all great fun With temper seething inwardly your new life has begun You're in charge of a car that's doing over a tonI'm oh so glad it's not me that's seated next to thee Just woe betide the fellow man who dares to cross your path It's then your anger's vented and in the aftermath You'll see, the plight you are in is one that should not be When the person in the car in front rounds the corner on just three A large blue light doth now appear that you can plainly see Pull's in smartly to the side and gets out with gigantic stride Into the middle road he gets, notebook, whistle held abreast Siren sounding at its best No time now to joke and jest You're going to court to take a rest.
If you think ghouls, ghosts, goblins and black cats will be the scariest things to cross your path this Halloween, you'd be "dead" wrong.