out of line(2)


out of line(2)
{adj. phr.} Not obeying or agreeing with what is right or usual; doing or being what people do not expect or accept; outside ordinary or proper limits; not usual, right, or proper. * /Little Mary got out of line and was rude to Aunt Elizabeth./ * /The teacher asked Charlie not to tell one of the jokes because it was out of line./ * /Mrs. Green thought the repair man's charge was out of line./ Compare: OUT OF HAND, OUT OF ORDER. Contrast: IN LINE(2).

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out\ of\ line — I. adv. phr. Not in a straight line; away from a true line. The two edges were out of line and there was a space between them. The sergeant ordered the soldier who was out of line to get properly lined up. II. adj. phr. Not obeying or agreeing… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • out of line(2) — {adj. phr.} Not obeying or agreeing with what is right or usual; doing or being what people do not expect or accept; outside ordinary or proper limits; not usual, right, or proper. * /Little Mary got out of line and was rude to Aunt Elizabeth./ * …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of line(1) — {adv. phr.} Not in a straight line; away from a true line. * /The two edges were out of line and there was a space between them./ * /The sergeant ordered the soldier who was out of line to get properly lined up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of line(1) — {adv. phr.} Not in a straight line; away from a true line. * /The two edges were out of line and there was a space between them./ * /The sergeant ordered the soldier who was out of line to get properly lined up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of line — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abnormal, abominable, approximate, approximative, atrocious, bad, criminal, delinquent, deviant, disgraceful, disorderly, disruptive, evil, hardly the thing, ignominious, ill adapted, ill assorted, ill chosen …   Moby Thesaurus

  • out of line — completely unacceptable. Some members of Congress said the decision to send in troops was completely out of line. She s trying to sell the house for about $250,000, but that price is way out of line for this part of town. Usage notes: often used… …   New idioms dictionary


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