draw a line under something


draw a line under something
draw a line under (something) if you draw a line under something, it is finished and you do not think about it again.

Let's draw a line under the whole episode and try to continue our work in a more positive frame of mind.


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  • draw a line under something — british informal phrase to decide that something is finished and stop thinking about it Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: draw * * * draw a ˈline under sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw a line under something — British informal to decide that something is finished and stop thinking about it …   English dictionary

  • draw a line under — (something) if you draw a line under something, it is finished and you do not think about it again. Let s draw a line under the whole episode and try to continue our work in a more positive frame of mind …   New idioms dictionary

  • To draw a line — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — I UK [drɔː] / US [drɔ] verb Word forms draw : present tense I/you/we/they draw he/she/it draws present participle drawing past tense drew UK [druː] / US [dru] past participle drawn UK [drɔːn] / US [drɔn] *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to… …   English dictionary

  • line — In Fanny Burney s Cecilia (1782) the question is asked Where, then, do you draw the line?, meaning how far can a person expect to be independent. The image of drawing lines has fed English idiom for several centuries, extending to the more… …   Modern English usage

  • draw — 1 verb past tense drew, past participle drawn PICTURE/DESCRIPTION 1 WITH PENCIL (I, T) to make a picture of something with a pencil or pen: Can I draw your portrait? | I ve never been able to draw well. | draw sb sth/draw sth for sb: Hans drew… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • line — line1 W1S1 [laın] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on paper/on the ground)¦ 2¦(between two areas)¦ 3¦(of people/things)¦ 4¦(direction)¦ 5¦(on your face)¦ 6¦(phone)¦ 7¦(for trains)¦ 8¦(between two types of thing)¦ 9¦(shape/edge)¦ 10¦(w …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English