Step out of line 你知道這個詞的意思嗎?

更新時間 2012年 11月 5日, 星期一 - 格林尼治標準時間14:03
Members of the 1st Battalion and No. 7 Company the Coldstream Guards, Getty Images

An officer shouts orders as members of the 1st Battalion and No. 7 Company the Coldstream Guards line up for inspection by Queen Elizabeth II. Photo by Andrew Winning.

今日小常識

Her Majesty's Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards is the oldest regiment in the regular army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650.

女王陛下的 Coldstream 步兵軍團是正規軍裏最老的一支軍團,它始建於1650年的蘇格蘭。

今日短語

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。

例句

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.

請注意

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.

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