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drawing nearapproaching
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back to the drawing boardBack to the beginning following an unsuccessful attempt.
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go back to the drawing boardTo start again; to scrap a previous idea or plan and try again from the beginning.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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walk the lineTo mark or secure a boundary by walking along it.
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walk the lineTo participate in the procession at a graduation ceremony; to graduate.
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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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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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hook line and sinkercompletely
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hook, line and sinkerNaively or unquestioningly.
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line in the sandA defining moment, a cutoff point.
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somewhere along the lineAt some unspecified time; eventually or once; at some point.
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to 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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top of the lineThe best, fanciest, or highest quality, especially among selections in a product line.
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lay it on the lineTo state something, for example an ultimatum, strongly and clearly.
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sign on the dotted lineTo formalize an agreement.
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cross offTo strike out; to cross out; to draw a line through.
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cross outTo strike out; to draw a line through.
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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.
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rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.
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strike throughPartly obliterate text by drawing a continuous line through the centre thereof, usually to indicate the deletion of an error or obsolete information.
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as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.
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