draw a line
phrasal see draw the line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • draw\ a\ line — • draw a line • draw the line v. phr. 1. To think of as different. The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter. Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib? 2. To set a limit to what will be done; say something cannot… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw a line — or[draw the line] {v. phr.} 1. To think of as different. * /The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter./ * /Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib?/ 2. To set a limit to what will be done; say something cannot be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw a line — or[draw the line] {v. phr.} 1. To think of as different. * /The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter./ * /Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib?/ 2. To set a limit to what will be done; say something cannot be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw a line — verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on) I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends! • Syn: ↑draw the line • Hypernyms: ↑restrict, ↑restrain, ↑trammel …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw a line under something — draw a line under (something) if you draw a line under something, it is finished and you do not think about it again. Let s draw a line under the whole episode and try to continue our work in a more positive frame of mind …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw a line under — (something) if you draw a line under something, it is finished and you do not think about it again. Let s draw a line under the whole episode and try to continue our work in a more positive frame of mind …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw a line under something — british informal phrase to decide that something is finished and stop thinking about it Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: draw * * * draw a ˈline under sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw a line in the sand — If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • draw a line in the sand —    If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which a certain situation or activity will not …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • draw a line in the sand — verb a) To provide a test of commitment to a cause that carries a high risk. In 1836, [ …   Wiktionary

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