be along the lines of (something)

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be along the lines of (something)

To be approximately or imperfectly similar to something; to be very like something, but not quite the same. Well, this sketch is along the lines of what I have in mind for the new kitchen, but there are a few tweaks you need to make before it's right.
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We are getting calls that are along the lines of "what if," like what if we want to move along on these projects in six months.