go down the line


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go down the line

To move from person to person or thing to thing, which are arranged in a line. One of the baristas finally went down the line, taking each person's order and then relaying them to the guys working behind the counter. Just open your closet, go down the line, and pick out the clothes you don't wear anymore—we can donate them.
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go down the line

to go from person to person or thing to thing in a line of people or things. She went down the line, asking everyone for a dollar for a cup of coffee. Sam went down the line, passing out tickets.
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go down the line

in. to snort a line of cocaine. (Drugs.) They found her in the john, going down the line.
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Hansen took the ball from the kick-off and good handling along the line gave winger Matt Mavir the opportunity to go down the line, break the covering tackle from the full-back and touch down the converted try to make the score 19-0.
We have made a decision, that has been influenced by myself, to go down the line of producing home-grown talent.
Now, one union worker, sitting behind a computer terminal, can watch his robots put a 100 welds on cars as they go down the line.
It can be taken by the R on either the forehand or backhand side, and he can again go down the line or crosscourt.
The former Hearts star has the ability to hurt defenders with his pace and ability to go down the line.
Gund laughs, "One person asked everybody to go down the line and talk about the first time we got into pain.
The second situation is line-based manufacturing where the products that go down the line are varied and they have varying cycle times down the line.
He said: "When I go down the line and I hear the crowd roar it's a massive help.
One contributing officer told the researchers: "The trick is, on these streets which are always really busy, was to go to some of the main arterial routes, press the button on the pelican lights, stop all the traffic and then go down the line of traffic with a bucket.