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Toe the Line

Posted by Oxhead on October 12, 2000

In Reply to: Toe the Line posted by Stephanie Mackay on October 12, 2000

: A friend and I disagee on the definition. Can someone please help?

It means to conform, or to "get with the program." In the military, soldiers make sure their toes are all even along an imaginary line when called for review. Kind of like runners before a race.