Definition of down-the-line in English:

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down-the-line

Pronunciation: /ˌdounT͟Həˈlīn/

adjective

informal
Thorough and uncompromising: the party avoids down-the-line support of unions
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  • It turns out that he is such a down-the-line partisan that he supported Texas's Republican State Comptroller for re-election in 2002.
  • But he argues that his nearly down-the-line support for the Republican line in Congress marks him as too far to the right for the long-Democratic 4th.
  • He is outlining a down-the-line conservative legislative agenda - but he welcomes Democratic support.

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