One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In (or not in) alignment or accordance with.‘remuneration is in line with comparable international organizations’
- ‘It is boosting production of its malaria drug in line with sharply increased demand.’
- ‘Victims believe the severity of punishment is often out of line with the ‘crime’ committed - and in many cases, firms are quick to act without full knowledge or investigation.’
- ‘The Treasury review underlines that the British economy is seriously out of line with continental economies, with Britain's recovery years more advanced.’
- ‘This has been our policy for some time and is in line with most other train companies' policies.’
- ‘The new signing and selling system was introduced to bring English football into line with the rest of Europe.’
- ‘Nevertheless Mr Justice Stanley Burnton, said the sentence was out of line with those given in other similar cases and must be regarded as ‘excessive’.’
- ‘These prices are totally out of line with current market values.’
- ‘They say this figure is out of line with what is being charged in other local authority areas.’
- ‘King said taking the extra volume of traffic and people celebrating over this weekend into account, the number of drink driving arrests wasn't out of line with their statistics.’
- ‘This would bring the law in line with that on offensive weapons such as knives.’
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