draw the line at something


draw the line at something
draw the line at (something) if someone says that they draw the line at a particular way of behaving, they mean that they do not do it because they think it is wrong or too extreme.

I know I swear a lot but I do draw the line at certain words.

I like a beer or two as you know but even I draw the line at sitting in a pub on my own and drinking.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw the line at something doing something — draw the ˈline (at sth/at doing sth) idiom to refuse to do sth; to set a limit • I don t mind helping, but I draw the line at doing everything myself. • We would have liked to invite all our relatives, but you have to draw the line somewhere.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw the line between something and something — draw the ˈline (between sth and sth) idiom to distinguish between two closely related ideas • Where do you draw the line between genius and madness? Main entry: ↑drawidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw the line at — (something) if someone says that they draw the line at a particular way of behaving, they mean that they do not do it because they think it is wrong or too extreme. I know I swear a lot but I do draw the line at certain words. I like a beer or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw the line at doing something — draw the line at (doing something) to decide you will not do something. I love vampires, but I draw the line at attending some silly Dracula convention. Where to draw the line on treatment for people who are dying is a decision made by patients,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw the line at — (doing something) to decide you will not do something. I love vampires, but I draw the line at attending some silly Dracula convention. Where to draw the line on treatment for people who are dying is a decision made by patients, their families… …   New idioms dictionary

  • draw\ the\ line — • draw a line • draw the line v. phr. 1. To think of as different. The law in this country draws a line between murder and manslaughter. Can you draw the line between a lie and a fib? 2. To set a limit to what will be done; say something cannot… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw the line at at doing something — draw the ˈline (at sth/at doing sth) idiom to refuse to do sth; to set a limit • I don t mind helping, but I draw the line at doing everything myself. • We would have liked to invite all our relatives, but you have to draw the line somewhere.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw the line — informal to say that you will definitely not allow or accept something draw the line at: We draw the line at acts of violent protest …   English dictionary

  • draw a bead on something — draw/take a bead on (someone/something) American to aim a gun at someone or something. He drew a bead on the last truck in line and fired at the fuel tank …   New idioms dictionary