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.
See also: all, line

all the way down the line

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

down the line

In the future. If you don't do your homework now, it'll be a problem down the line when you don't know the material for the exam. I do want to get married, but down the line, not any time soon.
See also: down, line

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.
See also: all, line

all the way down the line

If something happens all the way down the line, it happens at every stage of a situation or activity, or it includes all the people or things involved in a situation or activity. The British government has fought for reform all the way down the line. Note: This expression has several variations. For example, you can also say that something happens right down the line or all along the line. Republicans differed right down the line on what should be done. The survey shows support for the President's decision all along the line. Compare with down the line.
See also: all, down, line, way

all along the line

1. In every place.
2. At every stage or moment.
See also: all, line
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.