old–line

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adjective \ˈōl(d)-ˈlīn\

Definition of old–line

  1. 1 a :  having a reputation or authority based on length or proven quality of service <an old–line firm> b :  of established prestige and influence <old–line families>

  2. 2 :  adhering to traditional policies or practices :  conservative

1856

First Known Use of old–line

1856


OLD–LINE Defined for English Language Learners

old–line

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adjective \ˈōl(d)-ˈlīn\

Definition of old–line for English Language Learners

  • : having a good reputation because of the high quality of a service, product, etc., that has been provided for many years

  • : powerful and important in a society for a long time

  • : supporting traditional policies or practices : not encouraging or liking change within an organization


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