A line is a continuous distance from one point to another. Some lines are straight. Some lines are crooked (not straight). Lines can take many different forms.
In these examples, the word "line" is a noun:
The word "line" is often used as a verb and as a noun when organizing things or people:
- Line up.
- Get in line.
- Try to stay in line.
- It’s not polite to cut in line.
- Customers form a line when waiting for service.
- Write your name on the line.
- Don’t color or make marks outside of the lines.
There are many expressions that include the word "line."
- He’s getting out of line. (He’s causing trouble.)
- Don’t step over the line. (Don’t do that; otherwise, you will face consequences.)
- They have a lot on the line. (They are taking a risk.)
- Lay it on the line. (Be honest.)
- She’s just giving you a line. (She’s not being sincere or honest.)
- This is in line with what we were thinking. (in line = closely matching)
- There’s a fine line between those two things. (fine line = a small difference)
- The President drew a line in the sand. (a line in the sand = a situation that can’t continue without a consequence or punishment.)
- They’ve gone over the line. (Their behavior was really bad.)
- It’s the end of the line. (Something is over–a project, a trip, a life.)
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January 14, 2019