along/down the line - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. at a stage during a process
    all along/down the line (=at every stage):

    Our supporters have been magnificent all along the line.

    somewhere along/down the line (=at some stage):

    Somewhere along the line vital information has been withheld.

    further along/down the line (=at a later stage):

    The judge said compensation would be considered further down the line.

See also main entry: line