dovetail with (something)

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dovetail with (something)

1. Literally, to fit together with another piece through the use of a dovetail joint. A: "I think that part of the table is supposed to dovetail with this one." B: "No, it doesn't fit."
2. To go along nicely with something. Well, if my schedule ends up dovetailing with yours, maybe we can meet up for lunch after all.
See also: dovetail

dovetail with something

 
1. . Lit. to interlock tightly with something using a dovetail joint. The side of the drawer dovetails with the front of the drawer.
2. Fig. to fit neatly into something. Your story doesn't dovetail with mine very well.
See also: dovetail
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BKL found a size of jaw separation that allows them to fit most of the smaller and larger dovetails with a single mount base.
The history of their relationship and mutual business growth dovetails with their personal relationship choices and lifemates.
The history of these pesky parasites dovetails with that of humans, reflecting several key events that have affected both species.
The society's stance dovetails with a document issued by the Vatican last year that urged Catholic schools to strengthen their lies to the church.
This dovetails with evidence that the south pole has a large coronal hole, a source of the wind.