toe the mark
phrasal see toe the line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • toe\ the\ mark — • toe the line • toe the mark v. phr. To be very careful to do just what you are supposed to do; obey the rules and do your duties. The new teacher will make Joe toe the line. Bill s father is strict with him and he has to toe the mark. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • toe the mark — phrasal or toe a mark : toe the line * * * toe the ˈline idiom (NAmE also toe the ˈmark) to say or do what sb in authority tells you to say or do, even if you do not share the same opinions, etc • …   Useful english dictionary

  • toe the mark — Synonyms and related words: attend to orders, comply, conform, defer to, fall in with, fall into line, fit in, follow the book, follow the crowd, follow the fashion, follow the rule, get in line, go through channels, harken to, heed, keep, keep… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • Toe the line — is an idiomatic expression with disputed origins. It is often equated to toe the mark, which has the same meaning: to conform to a rule or a standard. One documented origin of the phrase is as an athletics analogy that originated in the early… …   Wikipedia

  • toe the line — or[toe the mark] {v. phr.} To be very careful to do just what you are supposed to do; obey the rules and do your duties. * /The new teacher will make Joe toe the line./ * /Bill s father is strict with him and he has to toe the mark./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • toe the line — or[toe the mark] {v. phr.} To be very careful to do just what you are supposed to do; obey the rules and do your duties. * /The new teacher will make Joe toe the line./ * /Bill s father is strict with him and he has to toe the mark./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • toe\ the\ line — • toe the line • toe the mark v. phr. To be very careful to do just what you are supposed to do; obey the rules and do your duties. The new teacher will make Joe toe the line. Bill s father is strict with him and he has to toe the mark. Compare:… …   Словарь американских идиом

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