draw a line

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Related to draw a line: draw a line in the sand
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Verb1.draw a line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); "I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
References in classic literature ?
He had half a mind to draw a line or two upon the board, and show himself what he meant.
In that sense we are certainly all not infrequently like madmen, but with the slight difference that the deranged are somewhat madder, for we must draw a line.
If the courts is to be chalked out in white, I can draw a line so straight that you could hardly keep yourself from erecting an equilateral triangle on it.