all along the line


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all along the line

At every step or stage. Mistakes were made all along the line, and that's why the promising new company went out of business so quickly.
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all along the line

Also, all the way down the line. At every point, stage, or moment. For example, We've had problems with this supplier all along the line, or He's been very helpful all the way down the line. The line originally referred to a row of troops, but the expression has been used figuratively since the late 1800s. Also see somewhere along the line.
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all (the way) along (or down) the line

at every point or stage.
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all along/down the ˈline

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right down the ˈline

(informal) completely; at every stage: We’ve had problems with this software all along the line. It was a complete waste of money.He supported their campaign right down the line.
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all along the line

1. In every place.
2. At every stage or moment.
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References in classic literature ?
He had there materials for a dish of his own invention for which he was famous all along the line of the Royal Cavalry outposts, and he would cook it for us.
The Bank fleet pass good seamanship in silence; but a bungler is jeered all along the line.