draw a/the line

Definition of draw a/the line

  1. 1 :  to see or understand the difference (between things) Where do you draw the line between what is good and bad art? It is sometimes hard to draw a line between right and wrong.

  2. 2 :  to refuse to do or allow something :  to set a limit —usually + at We couldn't invite everyone so we drew the line at immediate family members only. He helps me out a lot but draws the line at cleaning the bathroom.

Word by Word Definitions

drawplay
  1. :  to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance :  pull : such as

    :  to move (as a covering) over or to one side

    :  to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. :  the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster

lineplay
  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: such 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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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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