keep in line


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Related to keep in line: keep to oneself, keep out
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Verb1.keep in line - control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"
tease - to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them; "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"
handle - show and train; "The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"
ingratiate - gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"