Right, let’s just begin today’s session. Part 2 of last Sunday’s, idioms with “line”!
- Fall in line. Meaning: to conform; to adjust (menyesuaikan diri).
- “When in a foreign country, you should try to fall in line with the local culture.”
- Go down the line. Meaning: mendatangi satu per satu.
- “He went down the line, asking each person he met where the post office is.”
- Hard lines. Meaning: something you say to express sympathy. Only in Britain and Australia.
A: I failed my history exam.
B: Hard lines.
- Hold the line. Meaning: not exceeding limit; not reduce or increase anything.
- “We are holding the line for our personal spending at this difficult time.”
- In line with. Meaning: similar to something.
- “Her grade this semester is in line with what was expected.”
- In the line of duty. Meaning: as part of one’s duty, or happened during one’s duty.
- “As a public relations staff, meeting lots of different people is my line of duty.”
- Lay some sweet lines on someone. Meaning: to speak kindly to someone (dibaik-baikin).
- “Lay some sweet lines on your father, he might allow you to go to the mall this Saturday.”
- In/on the firing line. Meaning: in a situation that attracts criticism.
- “The director found himself in the firing line for the remarks he made about the labor union.”
- Top of the line. Meaning: the very best of something.
- “The speakers of the agricultural forum were all top of the line.”
Keep your questions coming, fellas!
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