tow the line

Chinese translation: 奉命行事/照章辦事 to do what you are ordered or expected to do

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English term or phrase:toe the line
Chinese translation:奉命行事/照章辦事 to do what you are ordered or expected to do

09:20 Apr 15, 2005
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English term or phrase: tow the line
Is there such a phrase "tow the line"?
what does it mean?
Jennifer
奉命行事/照章辦事 to do what you are ordered or expected to do
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Definition

toe/tow the line

to do what you are ordered or expected to do
He might not like the rules but he'll toe the line just to avoid trouble.
Ministers who refused to toe the Party line were swiftly got rid of.

(from Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms)
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奉命行事/照章辦事 to do what you are ordered or expected to do


Explanation:
Definition

toe/tow the line

to do what you are ordered or expected to do
He might not like the rules but he'll toe the line just to avoid trouble.
Ministers who refused to toe the Party line were swiftly got rid of.

(from Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms)


Ritchest
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agree  stonejohn
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agree  wherestip: also an interesting tidbit http://www.grammartips.homestead.com/toetheline.html
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agree  chenarth
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agree  chica nueva: the same entry also in 'Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary'
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