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bright line

n.
A clear line or point where one thing is distinguished from another; a line of demarcation.
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The bill would, among other things, direct the regulator to draw a "bright line" separating the primary and secondary mortgage markets.
"How do you deal with that?" Goldstein asks, adding that colleges and universities are desperately looking for the bright line.
In that speech, he accused corporate America of ethical laxity, saying that the once bright line of public duty that kept corporations and major accounting firms separate had eroded into a "game of nods and winks."
The company's laser line projectors are available in two models, including standard line and bright line. A brighter line can be useful when line brightness is decreased by surrounding light in the operating area, or when multiple projectors are in use and line differentiation is required.
If the sub blossoms, they turn around and get that sub on the other side of the bright line."
To Bill Clinton, the bright line which marks his "private life" is as imaginary as the stories he poll-tests when choosing what to testify to under oath.
The finality of the sale offers the "bright line" of certainty to all participating in real estate foreclosures.
Legislative History Does Not Support the Proposed Bright Line
A bright line in a November 1990 picture, thought to be a fracture, seemed to have evolved into a bright, rocky patch in the later image.
When the previous government introduced the bright line test in 2015, it made it clear that owner-occupiers with a regular pattern of buying and selling residential properties had to comply with the bright line rule in certain circumstances.
"Clearly we need to have a bright line where people can exercise their civil rights, their civil liberties, to peacefully protest," Schakowsky told the Post.
At the July meeting, BRC Chair Larry Ringers said the committee proposed a "bright line that you use the actual language from the degree that you received from your law school and anything else would be misleading."