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English definition of “step/be out of line”

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step/be out of line

C2 to behave in an unsuitable way: It was made quite clear to me that if I stepped out of line again I'd be out of a job.
Translations of “step/be out of line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯錯, 行為不當…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出格, 犯错, 行为不当…
(Definition of step/be out of line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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