along the lines of

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along the lines of something

similar to something I think my point is very much along the lines of things that I heard Steve and Ana suggest.
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along the lines of something

  also along those lines
similar in type I can't remember exactly what words he used but it was something along those lines. I was thinking of doing a dinner party along the lines of that meal I cooked for Annie and Dave.
See get lines crossed, be on the right lines, read between the lines
See also: line, of

along the lines of

Also, on the lines of. Roughly similar or in keeping with. For example, We told the architect we want a design along the lines of his own house but smaller, or Jane asked the caterer for a menu on the lines of the Morgans' wedding reception. This idiom uses line in the sense of "a direction or procedure," a usage dating from the early 1600s.
See also: line, of