- idiom Suitable or appropriate; keeping with expectations, norms, ideals, or rules.
#:"[Plant] rescues are usually organized by local garden clubs, but before you grab your shovel and head for the door, check with local government agencies to make sure you're in line with regulations." — "Garden Superheroes," Garden Gate, Jan/Feb 2006, Issue 67, p.45
#context|of three or more objects positioned|Positioned in a straight line.
#:Please stand in line for the pledge of allegiance.
#not comparable On a queue; waiting one's turn for something.
#:I'm waiting in line at the bakery.
#not comparable To assume a position in the future.
#:He's third in line to be president.
#:He's in line to be the fastest runner of all time.
#:He's in line to be the next champion.
sense|on a queue, waiting one's turn on line qualifier|New York City
trans-top|appropriate to expectations
French: en rÃ¨gle