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draw the line

draw the line

Date: Sep 10 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Where do you even draw the line between genres?”

Actor Guy Pearce, talking about the difficulties of clearly defining different kinds of movies (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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make a rule; clearly define; stop

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Sometimes the world is black and white. Being nice to people is always a good choice. It’s never OK to hurt someone for no reason. But often, choices we make are not so clearly defined. This is when things get interesting. Making difficult choices is a big part of being human, but it’s often hard to know where to draw the line.

To draw the line means to clearly define the rules of something. For example, do you think it is OK for two people to date if they work at the same place? What about the boss and an employee? Where do you draw the line?

Actor Guy Pearce says that it can be difficult to draw the line between genres. What makes a movie an action movie, but not a thriller? Can a comedy movie also be a drama? It’s hard to always know.

Can you think of a time when you’ve had to draw the line?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Parker loves sugar, but he doesn’t know where to draw the line. He’ll eat a whole box of cookies in one day!”

“It’s difficult to draw the line between rap and hip-hop.”

“I had to draw the line when she said she wanted to get married after our first date!”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

draw the line means to create a border
by Valentina Monaco
a2020 Sort something.
by a2020
to distinguish between two categories or more.
by La Princesse de la vie
Manu4 To put limits
by Manu4
aijaciba To separate one thing from another, to define a limit.
by aijaciba

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You must draw the line, in the organization to get mutual goal

11:04 PM Sep 10 2015 |




It’s better for people who work in the same place, or study in the same class to draw a line.

09:23 PM Sep 10 2015 |

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