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old-line

(ōld′līn′)
adj.
1. Adhering to conservative or reactionary principles: an old-line senator.
2. Long established: an old-line New England family.
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old-line

adj
1. US and Canadian conservative; old-fashioned
2. well-established; traditional
ˌold-ˈliner n
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old′-line′



adj.
1. following or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, customs, etc.
2. traditional; established.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.old-line - adhering to conservative or reactionary principles; "an oldline senator"
right - of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
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