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line

noun [C] (REMARK)    /laɪn/
a remark that is intended to entertain, persuade, or deceive: a speech full of memorable lines He keeps giving me that line about not being able to do any work because his computer isn't working properly. Who was it who came up with that famous line about "lies, damned lies and statistics"?Remarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
(Definition of line noun (REMARK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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