somewhere along the line

somewhere along the line

At some point. Jonathan and I started out as friends at school, and somewhere along the line we fell in love.
See also: line, somewhere

somewhere along the line

At some point in time, as in Somewhere along the line I'm sure I climbed that mountain. [Mid-1900s]
See also: line, somewhere

somewhere, etc. along/down the ˈline

at some particular moment or stage during something: ‘How did it happen?’ ‘I don’t know. I just know that somewhere along the line we stopped loving each other.’The report looks at where the market is heading and what we can expect further down the line.
See also: down, line
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Everyone has been touched by cancer somewhere along the line.
"It's going to happen somewhere along the line with the kid.
We want to get up the table and somewhere along the line get out of it and back into the Football League.
While talking to an entertainment website, Brolin shared, "I had heard somewhere along the line, and I think it's okay for me to say this, but I heard somewhere along the line that they felt the first 'Deadpool' didn't have enough action.
There will a defeat somewhere along the line, even if it is in a meaningless game when the league is wrapped up.
But somewhere along the line beggars have made a life choice not to knuckle down and work.
Although l do feel that there is no such thing as a "free prescription" as somewhere along the line something else in the NHS pays for it!" DALE DAVIES: Yes, it is a good thing, as long as it is not abused - long may it continue!
Surely I cannot be alone in thinking that somewhere along the line they have been short-changed in that part of the west country.
Somewhere along the line, I learned that we were "supposed to" do this.
We are due a wee bit of luck somewhere along the line, so let's hope it starts this weekend.
The five giants were to cost PS12.3m in 2008, whether it is local taxpayers' money or not, somewhere along the line it will have come out of the taxpayers' pockets.
FSB Welsh Policy Unit chairwoman Janet Jones, said: "Whilst it's important to recognise that there are many high achieving young people in Wales, it's clear that somewhere along the line there is a disconnect in terms of matching up the requirements of employers and the skills of young people."
The loss of that money, while small in overall terms set against the board's budget, will have an impact somewhere along the line. A minor injury unit closed for a few days, or windows not being cleaned.
The centre was originally built for good quality shops but somewhere along the line it has failed miserably and to add another disaster they have Primark at the top of the city.