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Meaning of “draw the line” in the English Dictionary

"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 sayingcertain 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 ​companyasks 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)
Translations of “draw the line”
in Chinese (Simplified) 绝不去做…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絕不去做…
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