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hook line and sinkercompletely
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hook, line and sinkerNaively or unquestioningly.
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arm's lengthBarely within reach.
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arm's lengthDistant, detached.
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arm's lengthIndependent, but related.
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at arm's lengthAt a distance, away from one's body.
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at arm's lengthAvoiding a close relationship.
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keep at arm's lengthStay at a distance, away from one's body.
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keep at arm's lengthAvoid a close relationship.
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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.
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assembly linemass production system
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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.
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bottom lineThe summary or result; the most important information; the upshot; the net-net.
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bright lineA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgment.
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draw a lineTo delimit a boundary or border.
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drop a lineA note or telegram.
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drop a lineOn the telephone.
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fine lineA difference, albeit vague and difficult to discern.
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firing lineThe line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battle
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firing lineA row of shooters
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firing lineThe vanguard of an activity
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in lineOn a queue; waiting one's turn for something.
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in linePositioned in a straight line.
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in lineSuitable or appropriate; keeping with expectations, norms, ideals, or rules.
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in lineTo assume a position in the future.
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yellow lineroad marking
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bright-line ruleA clear-cut, easy to make decision.
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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.
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cross the lineTo cross the equator, as a vessel at sea.
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cross the lineTo overstep a boundary, rule, or limit; to go too far or do something unacceptable.
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double vertical lineUsed other than as an idiom: see double, vertical, line.
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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.
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down the lineFurther along, in terms of time or progress.
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draw the lineTo set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.
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drop somebody a lineTo write, call or visit somebody.
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drop someone a lineWrite and send (someone) a note or telegram.
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fall in lineC. 2004, Career Soldiers, "Won't Waste My Life".
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fall in lineTo submit to the rules of a higher authority; obey; conform.
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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line
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hold the lineTo firmly maintain one's viewpoint, principles, or situation; to refuse to change one's practices or plans.
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lay on the lineTo state strongly, clearly, and accurately.
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lay on the lineTo risk.
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lead the lineTo play as centre forward.
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line one's pocketsTo accumulate personal wealth, especially in an illegal or morally objectionable manner.
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on the lineIn a contest or enterprise.
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on the lineOn a level with the eye of the spectator; said of a picture, as hung in an exhibition of pictures.
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out of lineInappropriate or unsuitable, especially by reason of being unmannerly or indelicate.
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toe the lineTo abide by the rules or conventions.
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walk the lineTo behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed by law or morality; to exercise self-control.
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walk the lineTo maintain an intermediate position between contrasting choices, opinions, etc..
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