Line

cross the line

Meaning: behave in a way that is not acceptable

Example: This newspaper has crossed the line. This article is so offensive to so many people. Read on

outside the lines

Meaning: not sticking to the rules

Example: I never thought they would be allowed to do their duties outside the lines. Read on

line in the sand

Meaning: a boundary beyond which one cannot proceed without consequences

Example: His resolve to either get a paid internship or drop out of school was his line in the sand. Read on

drop a line

Meaning: ing: - send a brief letter - to call over telephone - send an email, etc. - send any kind of moral short letter or note to someone for chit-chat or hello. Examples: 1. If you've got a few minutes to spare you could always drop her a line. 2. We really do like hearing from you, so drop us a line and let us know how you are. 3. I dropped Aunt Kelly a line last Thanks giving. 4. She usually drops me a few lines around the first of the year. 5. Drop me a note when you get a chance. 6. I hope you’ll drop me a line soon 7. The wife is always dropping her husband a line even as they are separated. 8. If you get a chance, drop me a line when you arrive in Surrey, Canada 9. Could you drop me a line when you get moved in to your new home?. Origin: This idiom uses line in the sense of "a few words in writing," a usage first recorded in 1

Example: ing: - send a brief letter - to call over telephone - send an email, etc. - send any kind of moral short letter or note to someone for chit-chat or hello. Examples: 1. If you've got a few minutes to spare you could always drop her a line. 2. We really do like hearing from you, so drop us a line and let us know how you are. 3. I dropped Aunt Kelly a line last Thanks giving. 4. She usually drops me a few lines around the first of the year. 5. Drop me a note when you get a chance. 6. I hope you’ll drop me a line soon 7. The wife is always dropping her husband a line even as they are separated. 8. If you get a chance, drop me a line when you arrive in Surrey, Canada 9. Could you drop me a line when you get moved in to your new home?. Origin: This idiom uses line in the sense of "a few words in writing," a usage first recorded in 1 Read on

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get to know

Meaning: receiving the information

Example: It took me a while to get to know my in-laws and understanding their lifestyle. Read on

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