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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.
along the lines of somethingalso 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
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.