bring someone into line

bring someone into line
to make someone/​something similar to another person or thing

The restructuring of the business has brought output and demand into line.

bring someone/something/into line with:

The new ruling brings this country into line with the rest of Europe.

Thesaurus: to change somethingsynonym
Main entry: line

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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