cross the line

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Definition of cross the line

: to go beyond what is proper or acceptable Her criticism crossed the line from helpful to just plain hurtful. The magazine crossed the line when they printed the nude photos.

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“Cross the line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20the%20line. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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