Meaning of “along the lines of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"along the lines of sth" in British English

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along the lines of sth

also along those lines

C2 similar in type:

I was thinking of doing a meal along the lines of that dinner I did for Annie and Dave.
They're campaigning for the electoral system to be reformed along the lines of (= so that it becomes similar to) the one in Germany.

(Definition of “along the lines of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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