throw in one's lot with

idiomatic phrase

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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

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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 18 Jun. 2024.

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