throw in one's lot with

idiomatic phrase

Definition of throw in one's lot with

: to join or become associated with a person, group, or thing that one hopes will win or succeed Fence-straddlers may now throw in their lot with the new government.— Evan Thomas and Rod Nordland He threw in his lot with the pro-tariff side even more during the Great Depression.— Michael Hiltzik

First Known Use of throw in one's lot with

1870, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About throw in one's lot with

Time Traveler for throw in one's lot with

Time Traveler

The first known use of throw in one's lot with was in 1870

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near throw in one's lot with

throwing-stick

throw in one's lot with

throw into disorder

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for throw in one's lot with

Cite this Entry

“Throw in one's lot with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20in%20one%27s%20lot%20with. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!