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step out of line

Definition of step out of line in English:

Behave inappropriately or disobediently: if you step out of line once more you’re fired!
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  • We've encouraged the Environment Agency to be tight in their management of what's going on and I know they will act if the company steps out of line.
  • Now at least we will all know if she steps out of line and how to take action.
  • Stevens will now have to watch his back as hundreds of leaflets bearing his face, name and the areas he is banned from, are distributed by police so residents can report him if he steps out of line.
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