cast one's lot with

idiomatic phrase

: to join or become associated with a person, group, or thing that one hopes will win or succeed
He decided to take a risk and cast his lot with a promising start-up company.

Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cast one's lot with was in 1785

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“Cast one's lot with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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