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cross paths

  1. (idiomatic, said of two things) To be, by chance, in the same physical place at the same time, as a result of two completely separate journeys.
    • 2004 August 5, SFGate.com
      Presidential campaigns cross paths in up-for-grabs Iowa.
    • 2017 October 2, "Las Vegas shooting: At least 58 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel", in bbc.com, BBC:
      Paddock came from the small town of Mesquite, some 60 miles (100 km) north-east of Las Vegas, and had resided in the hotel since 28 September. Police in Mesquite have searched his premises and recovered a number of weapons. But they say he had not crossed paths with the police in the past.