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block outto prevent from entering or penetrating
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block outto prevent (a thought) from entering one's mind.
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block outto cover something, so as to make it impossible to see.
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block outto begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out.
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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.
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do one's blockTo become enraged.
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gapers' blockA traffic jam resulting from motorists slowing to look at a motor vehicle collision or other roadside distraction.
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knock someone's block offTo strike a person in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, especially in an unconscious condition; to beat up a person.
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stumbing-blockA hindrance, obstacle or impediment.
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stumbling blockA hindrance, obstacle or impediment.
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stumbling-blockAlternative spelling of stumbling block.
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tower blockhigh-rise building
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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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bottom of the lineThe worst, the most lackluster, or lowest quality currently on the market, especially among selections in a product line.
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bright lineA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgment.
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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 a lineTo delimit a boundary or border.
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draw a line in the sandTo lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.
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draw a line in the sandTo create a real or artificial boundary or distinction between (two places, people or things).
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draw a line in the sandTo indicate the threshold or level above which something will become unacceptable or will provoke a response; to create a boundary and imply or declare that its crossing will provoke a (negative) response.
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draw the lineTo set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.
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drop a lineA note or telegram.
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drop a lineOn the telephone.
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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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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.
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end of the lineThe termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.
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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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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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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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hook line and sinkercompletely
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hook, line and sinkerNaively or unquestioningly.
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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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lay it on the lineTo state something, for example an ultimatum, strongly and clearly.
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