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party line

n.
1. One or more of the policies or principles of a political party to which loyal members are expected to adhere.
2. A telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the same exchange.

party liner, par′ty-lin′er n.

party line

n
1. (Telecommunications) a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policies or dogma of a political party, to which all members are expected to subscribe
3. (Law) chiefly US the boundary between adjoining property

par•ty line

(ˈpɑr ti ˈlaɪn for 1, 2; ˈpɑr ti ˌlaɪn for 3, 4)
n.
1. the authoritatively announced policies and practices of a group, esp. of the Communist Party.
2. the guiding policy, tenets, or practices of a political party: The delegates voted along party lines.
3. a telephone line connecting the telephones of a number of subscribers by one circuit to a central office.
4. the boundary line separating adjoining properties.
[1825–35, Amer.]
par′ty-line`, adj.
par′ty lin′er, n.

party line

The policies of a political party, or a particular policy, which loyal members are expected to support.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.party line - the policy of a political groupparty line - the policy of a political group; "He won in a vote along party lines"
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
2.party line - a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
Translations

party line

n
a. (Pol) → linea del partito
b. (Telec) → duplex m inv
References in classic literature ?
This idea made the "party line" practicable, and at once created a boom in the use of the telephone by enterprising farmers.
They were quick to use thought-control and behavior-modification techniques on their hapless subjects and to deem "mentally ill" anyone who opposed the party line. They were not content merely to enslave the bodies of their subjects; they wanted to enslave their minds as well.
I am not a one-issue Democrat who would shun common sense for the party line, but Andrew Sullivan's column "The Deal-Breaker" [Against the Current, May 11] shows his lack of understanding when it comes to Democrats and their values.
Often, people will vote their party line in state and local elections, but jump to another party in presidential contests.
Former council leader Nick Psirides, former housing chairman Ann Doyle and Dr Elizabeth Lammie were suspended from theConservative group on Bromsgrove District Council for failing to tow the party line in a debate on the future of the town's football ground.
The revelations will heap further embarrassment on the Scottish Executive after two MSPs split from the party line on drugs last week.
Harris' work may toe a certain party line (the interrogation of identity, the deconstruction of gender, class, and ethnicity, etc.), but it does so from above: in The Village Voice, Vince Aletti described the expression Harris typically wears in his photographic self-portraits as "casual, voluptuous contempt," but in this case maybe looking down is merely symbolic of having risen above.
But NAFTA wasn't a party line vote among Hispanics.
I also refute Mr Weavill's claim that I am 'repeating the party line' here.
Coun Donnelly said he had become increasingly uncomfortable at being asked to "toe the party line" and claims he was challenged by Lib Dem whips after making decisions which did not go along party lines.
The party line, then and now, is that these so-called free trade agreements will create jobs and prosperity by eliminating trade barriers and opening up markets.