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toe the line

Definition of toe the line

  1. :  to do what one is told or required to do even though one does not want to do it <We expect you to toe the line if you want to stay here.> <He has to toe the company line to keep his job.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  one of the terminal members of the vertebrate foot

    :  the fore end of a foot or hoof

    :  a terminal segment of a limb of an invertebrate

  1. :  to furnish with a toe

    :  to touch, reach, or drive with the toe

    :  to drive (as a nail) obliquely

  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of

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