Step out of line 你知道这个词的意思吗?

更新时间 2012年 11月 5日, 星期一 - 格林尼治标准时间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.


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 步兵军团是正规军里最老的一支军团,它始建于1650年的苏格兰。


如果说某人 steps out of line 这就意味着这个人的行为与众不同,不守规矩。甚至可以说一个人的表现太出格了。


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.


千万不要把 to step out of line 同另一个短语 to be next in line for (something) 想混,后者的意思是 此人将是下一个(被提升的)人选。

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


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