Idiom of the Week: Draw the Line

Image result for ruler drawing line

Meaning: To set a limit; to refuse to do something.

Examples:

I usually speed but I draw the line at five miles per hour over the speed limit.

You can’t give your kids everything they want. Sometimes you have to draw the line.

Robin Hood was a criminal but at least he drew the line at robbing from poor people.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of drawing the line?

A.  Not drinking more than two cups of coffee each day.

B.  Drinking as much coffee as you want every day.

C.  Putting lots of cream and sugar in your coffee.

To see the correct answer, click on “Read More.”

The correct answer is A, which is about setting a limit whereas B and C are about doing things without limits.

 

 

 

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