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Pull someone into line

Posted by Lotg on December 07, 2004

I just emailed someone and finished off by saying that I've got lots of work to do, so I'd better pull myself into line and get on with it. (which obviously I haven't just yet).

Does anyone know where and when the term 'pull someone into line' came about? Could it have a military basis?

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