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fall in with (someone or something)

1. To begin to spend time with a certain person or group. I'm really worried that my son has fallen into a bad crowd—his new friends seem like real troublemakers.
2. To meet and get to know someone, especially unexpectedly. I've fallen in with the loveliest women at that book club I've started going to.
3. To agree or peacefully coexist with. She keeps fighting with her boyfriend because her beliefs just don't fall in with his.
See also: fall

fall in with someone or something

to become involved with someone or a group. I'm afraid that he fell in with the wrong kind of friends. John fell in with Max, who had served time in prison.
See also: fall

fall in with something

to concur with something; to harmonize with something. We had to fall in with her wishes. The statement falls in exactly with my view.
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fall in with

1. Agree with, be in harmony with, as in We happily fell in with his plans. [First half of 1600s]
2. Associate with, become acquainted with (especially by chance), as in On the cruise we fell in with a couple from Boston. [Late 1500s]
See also: fall

fall in with

1. To agree with or be in harmony with: Their views fall in with ours.
2. To associate or begin to associate with: fell in with the wrong crowd.
See also: fall