take a firm line

Definition of take a firm line

  1. :  to treat someone in a firm way He took a firm line with his son.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

firmplay
  1. :  securely or solidly fixed in place

    :  not weak or uncertain :  vigorous

    :  having a solid or compact structure that resists stress or pressure

  1. :  in a firm manner :  steadfastly, fixedly

  1. :  to make secure or fast :  tighten

    :  to make solid or compact

    :  to put into final form :  settle

  1. :  the name or title under which a company transacts business

    :  a partnership of two or more persons that is not recognized as a legal person distinct from the members composing it

    :  a business unit or enterprise

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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