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plot line

or plot·line  (plŏt′līn′)
n.
1. A literary or dramatic plot; a story line.
2. One of the narrative strands forming a complex plot: "woven a web of intersecting plotlines about military intrigue, marital infidelity and—of course—shady real-estate deals" (Dave Itzkoff).
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Noun1.plot line - the plot of a book or play or film
plot - the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
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