along the line

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of along the line

informal
:during a process or series of events :at some point in the past
  • He seems to have lost his interest in music somewhere along the line.

Word by Word Definitions

along play
  1. : in a line matching the length or direction of

  2. : in the course of

  3. : in accordance with : in

  1. : forward, on

  2. : from one to another

  3. : in company : as a companion

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

  2. : a comparatively strong slender cord

  3. : clothesline

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

  2. : to depict with lines : draw

  3. : to place or form a line along

  1. : to cover the inner surface of

  2. : to put something in the inside of : fill

  3. : to serve as the lining of


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