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addaword.gifdefinition of draw a line in the sand

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to make it clear to someone that if they take certain actions they will be punished
They draw a line in the sand that I don’t think any of us are well-served by … they’re competing to see who’s the most trigger-happy.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/09/2013 12:20:00
Definition of draw a line in the sand from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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