line up

line up
to form a line; to get into a line. •

All right, everyone, line up!

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{v. phr.} 1. To take places in a line or formation; stand side by side or one behind another; form a line or pattern. * /The boys lined up and took turns diving off the springboard./ * /The football team lined up in a "T" formation./ 2. To put in line. * /John lined up the pool balls./ 3. To adjust correctly. * /The garage man lined up the car's wheels./ 4a. {informal} To make ready for action; complete a plan or agreement for; arrange. * /Henry's friends lined up so many votes for him that he won the election./ * /Roger lined up a summer job before school was out./ * /The superintendent lined up all the new teachers he needed before he went on vacation./ 4b. {informal} To become ready for action; come together in preparation or agreement. * /The football schedule is lining up well; the coach has arranged all games except one./ * /Larry wanted to go to the seashore for the family vacation, but the rest of the family lined up against him./ Compare: GANG UP, SHAPE UP, TAKE SIDES.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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