Out Of Line - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom ‘out of line' means ‘to act or say something completely unacceptable'. The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘out of line' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.

Video Analysis

When someone says something out of line, it can mean their comment is inappropriate or uncalled for. When someone is acting out of line, it means they are behaving improperly. When something is beyond reasonable or allowable, it can also be said to be out of line. This idiom is commonly heard in both social and professional environments.

Further Examples:

  1. The student stepped out of line and ended up in the principal’s office.

  2. His comments were out of line during dinner, so his wife left and went to bed early.

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