› COMMERCE a range of similar products: There are discounts on many items from our older lines. As with other books in this publisher's line, this one is written for a popular audience. I showed them all our new product lines.line of sth The company's spring line of handbags is wonderful.lines of bonds/stocks/shares The state is selling three lines of bonds.
bring sth into line (with sth) › to make something the same as or similar to something else: He'd like to bring the pay of an Army private into line with that of a police constable.
in line to do sth › to have a very good chance of doing something: The water company is in line to make a 7% efficiency cost-saving on the project.
on the line › if something is on the line, it could easily be lost or destroyed: When it's your personal credibility on the line, it's best to stop making crude jokes in meetings. He put his career on the line when he went public about his employer's lies.
toe the line (US also toe the mark) › to behave according to an official rule, especially when you do not agree with it: The new guy is better salesman and will toe the marketing department's line much more closely.
line sb's pockets › to make someone richer, especially in illegal or dishonest ways: They're the sort of Washington politicians who would line the pockets of their Wall Street friends. These are simply clutching, greedy people who are just manipulating society at large to line their pockets.