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out of line

Definition of out of line in English:

informal Behaving in a way that breaks the rules or is considered inappropriate: he had never stepped out of line with her before
More example sentences
  • If you break rules, if you step out of line, then obviously you face the consequences.
  • I was boiling with anger and shouted that his behaviour was way out of line.
  • But I think there are possible alternatives to censuring and rebuking those who step out of line.
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