fall in with

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fall in with

  1. To join (a group of people).
    He has fallen in with a bad lot.
  2. To meet with (something).
    • 1846, Frederick Marryat, The Privateersman, or One Hundred Years Ago, chapter 4:
      We had not sailed twelve hours before we fell in with a gale, which lasted several days, and we kept under close-reef-topsails and storm-staysails.
  3. To accept (a set of generally agreed rules, or a suggestion).
    It seemed like a good idea, so we fell in with it.