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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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 they have referred their own report to prosecutors in Switzerland because they suspect criminal activity was involved somewhere along the line.
It may not be Wojciech Szczesny's fault directly, but somewhere along the line the Pole in goal has played a role.
Somewhere along the line, I learned that we were "supposed to" do this.
You just hope somewhere along the line that you get the rub of the green.
The loss of that money, while small in overall terms set against the board's budget, will have an impact somewhere along the line.
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.
30pm)THE problem with creating a successful TV show in which you scam unsuspecting victims in an effort to show them how to avoid a real con artist from doing the same thing is that somewhere along the line you're going to get so famous that people see you coming.
Another flawless season would be too much to ask even of this paragon - somewhere along the line either injury or defeat would compromise him and leave an air of regret that he hadn't been retired at the peak of his powers.
I also know some dems who, like me, saw the light somewhere along the line, put their freedoms above their political party, and will not vote for gun-grabbers of either party.
Somewhere along the line, Schwarzenegger, along with many other governors, has forgotten that they, not the president, control the 50 states' National Guard units whose main purpose is to protect the individual states and its citizens.
And somewhere along the line, without my knowledge, I was crowned "the queen of technology products"--I must get every announcement on the latest version of every new gizmo.
Somewhere along the line, I decided I could lust for more land and live the "what might have been's" or I could relish what we do have and enjoy it to the fullest.