Step out of line 你知道这个词的意思吗?

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如果說某人 steps out of line 這就意味著這個人的行為與眾不同,不守規矩。甚至可以說一個人的表現太出格了。


Teachers in my school are very keen on discipline. They severely punish anyone who steps out of line.

Some tribal societies are very conservative. Anyone stepping out of line could be cut off from the rest of the group.


千萬不要把 to step out of line 同另一個短語 to be next in line for (something) 想混,後者的意思是 此人將是下一個(被提升的)人選。

My boss has been praising my leadership skills. I think I might be next in line for a managerial post.