toe the

toe the

line/mark
1. To adhere to doctrines or rules conscientiously; conform.
2. Sports & Games To touch a mark or line with the toe or hands in readiness for the start of a race or competition.
See also: toe
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THE MIDDLE TOE The one in the center screams, "Action
THE FOURTH TOE The second-to-last toe gets to the root of relationships--with crushes, parents, friends, sibs, swim coaches and, yes, even yourself.
It now turns out that Wells also suffered a badly bruised big toe the same night when he banged into a bar stool while chasing a friend.
I haven't had any serious discussions with anyone,'' said Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, being careful to toe the line of baseball's tampering rules.