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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 Grammar:Fell or felt?Fell is the past simple of the verb fall:See more
(Definition of fall in line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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