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step/be out of line

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