43. PHRASE : v PHR, v-link PHR △If someone steps out of line, they disobey someone or behave in an unacceptable way.
- Any one of my players who steps out of line will be in trouble with me as well.
- You're way out of line, lady.
......... Cobuildstep out of line:
1. Lit. △to move out of a line of people.
- If you step out of line, you will lose your place in it.
- I had to step out of line to sit down on the curb and rest for a minute.
- If you step out of line again, I'll slap you.
- Tom stepped out of line once too often and got yelled at.