Meaning of “draw the line” in the English Dictionary

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"draw the line" in British English

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draw the line

C2 to never do something because you think it is wrong:

I swear a lot, but even I draw the line at saying certain words.

(Definition of “draw the line” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"draw the line" in American English

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draw the line

to put a limit on what you will do or allow to happen, esp. because you feel something is wrong:

I’ll do whatever my company asks me to, but I draw the line when someone asks me to lie for them.

(Definition of “draw the line” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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