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English definition of “fall in line”

fall in line

(also fall into line)
If a person in an organization falls in/into line, he, she, or it starts to follow the rules and behave according to expected standards of behaviour: Teachers who fail to fall in line with the new regulations may face dismissal.Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval
(Definition of fall in line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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