be out of line

be out of line

 
1. if someone's actions or words are out of line, they are not suitable and they should not have been done or said And the way he spoke to her in the meeting - that was completely out of line. Her remarks to the papers were way out of line.
2. if the amount or cost of something is out of line it is not what is expected or usual (usually + with ) His salary is way out of line with what other people in the company get.
See also: line, of, out