bring\ into\ line

v. phr.
To make someone conform to the accepted standard.

Sam had to be brought into line when he refused to take his muddy shoes off the cocktail table.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bring into line — {v. phr.} To make someone conform to the accepted standard. * /Sam had to be brought into line when he refused to take his muddy shoes off the cocktail table./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • come (or bring) into line — conform (or cause to conform). → line …   English new terms dictionary

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