fall in line

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fall in line

  1. (idiomatic) To submit to the rules of a higher authority; obey; conform.
    • 1901, Anna Maynard Barbour, That Mainwaring Affair, ch. 18:
      It will be to your interest to accept my suggestions and fall in line with my plans.
    • c. 2004, Career Soldiers, "Won't Waste My Life":
      If I had your life I'd put my throat to a knife,
      Fill your days with emptiness, but I don't have the time;
      I won't grow up, I won't fall in line.

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