draw the line
or draw a line phrasal 1. to fix an arbitrary boundary between things that tend to intermingle 2. to fix a boundary excluding what one will not tolerate or engage in

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • draw the line — See: DRAW A LINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw the line — See: DRAW A LINE …   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 — 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 — phrasal see draw the line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To draw a line — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw the longbow — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line — See: BLOW ONE S LINES or FLUFF ONE S LINES, CHOW LINE, DOWN THE LINE, DRAW A LINE or DRAW THE LINE, DROP A LINE, END OF THE ROAD or END OF THE LINE, FOUL LINE, GOAL LINE, GOAL LINE STAND, HOLD THE LINE, HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, IN LINE, IN LINE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line — See: BLOW ONE S LINES or FLUFF ONE S LINES, CHOW LINE, DOWN THE LINE, DRAW A LINE or DRAW THE LINE, DROP A LINE, END OF THE ROAD or END OF THE LINE, FOUL LINE, GOAL LINE, GOAL LINE STAND, HOLD THE LINE, HOOK, LINE AND SINKER, IN LINE, IN LINE… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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