in line

Definition

Near to what was expected, as with an earnings report that closely matches analyst expectations.

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He had to keep the men in line, or they would think they were the leader and screw up the whole dynamic of the team.

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Microsoft reported its earnings after the close of business Monday evening which were in line with analyst expectations for the quarter.

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The actual call volume handled by the contact center was in line with the anticipated call volume projected by the business analysts the year prior.

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