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Meaning of “toe the line” in the English Dictionary

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toe the line

to do what you are ​expected to do without causing ​trouble for anyone: If you ​want to get ​ahead, you’d ​betterlearn to toe the ​line.
(Definition of toe the line from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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