toe the line

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John Kiely brought Toe The Line from a bumper success in Listowel (in September 2013) through the handicap ranks to land the listed Loughbrown Stakes at the Curragh in late September, when rated 92.
If she is welcomed back, however reluctantly, will Clare toe the line or risk the clunking fist of the new PM?
I would prefer you not to report my name as the mills have a habit of banning suppliers that do not toe the line but I'm sure you will agree it's a point worth mentioning.
I suppose you could tie the line to your car and drive off, but toe the line is correct.
If they fail to toe the line they will be booted out under a get tough policy backed by Scotland chief Walter Smith.
CEA Chair Ben Bernanke: with afoot in the door, he knows how to step up to the plate, toe the line, and nail down the facts (and no one pulls the wool over his eyes).
Those students who complained about their assignments have something to teach as well: When a classroom activity involves acts that are unethical, hurtful or even illegal, the proper response is not to toe the line, but to blow the whistle.
Will Kwan's Don't Toe the Line or Toe Your Own Line (Huron) is a whimsical record of the performance artist/director spray painting a hopscotch board in a downtown Toronto intersection and filming passersby skipping across or ignoring the child's game.
fragmented self"; Gruesser, at the nexus of intuition and empiricism, concludes that Schuyler was a "black writer who responded to white racism and the pressure to toe the line within the black community by creating a variety of personae for himself.
We don't have to toe the line, and we certainly haven't," he said, "We may have burned some bridges, but in the long run we've gained much more respect.
For those people who still refused to toe the line there was always state-sponsored murder.
Veldini's return could ruin the reelection campaign of his ambitious DA brother (Howard Hesseman) -- so steps are taken to make the ex-jailbird toe the line.
Kate is having to toe the line as the rest of them do, as the Queen has to, because we the public demand it.
OVER nine thousand runners will toe the line for this year's Liverpool Marathon.
If the women dare show one bit of flesh, they are flogged in the street by "police" who patrol making sure the women toe the line.