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draw the linephrase

  • ja一線を引く
  • enused to distinguish between related ideas

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People draw the line of cheating all over the place.
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People think that texting someone else is cheating.
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People think that hooking up with someone else is cheating.
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Some people are fine with their significant others hooking up with other people.
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And I just think, cheating, to me, is more about breaking trust and respect for each other.
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An animal called Nyasasaurus may or may not be a true dinosaur, depending on who you ask,
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but it’s definitely close.
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And it comes from 243 million years ago in present-day Tanzania.
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As is often the case with evolution,
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it's hard to draw the line between true dinosaurs and their immediate ancestors.
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But somewhere between Nyasasaurus and later dinosaurs like Eoraptor,
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they had officially evolved, ready to take over the world.
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It's very difficult to keep the line between the past and the present.

Other meanings for draw the line...

draw the lineidiom

  • ja一線を画す、限界を定める
  • ento set a limit on what one is willing to do or accept
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And it's really a frightening time right now.
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- I don't think we all have to be exactly alike. - Right.
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I think we can let each other have other opinions, and other things, and likes and dislikes.
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I just don't like people that hurt people.
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That's my — I draw the line there.
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- I'm like, “Don't hurt somebody.” - I agree completely.
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I agree completely.
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So, this is technically beef.
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But it's not steak because it's younger.
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It's baby cows.
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Baby cow.
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We are eating their parents.
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We're eating their parents.
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It's alright.
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So, where do you draw the line?
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Well, thank you so much, guys, for joining us on our tour.
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I can't tell you how great it was.
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Please tell your friends.
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You know, A-list, B-list, D-list, C-list.
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But we really do draw the line there.
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Okay, so, it's 'James Corden's Stars Stars Tour,' the tour that takes the stars on tour.
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Weekdays, that's what we do.
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Let's get the party started!
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We just did it.
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We've just done it.
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You've missed it.
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"Why do John Cena's shorts have loads of pockets?"
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That is the design of the cargo short.
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It is meant to be a durable and utilitarian half pant-like garment.
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"What is he carrying?"
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That's my business, damn it.
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That's where I draw the line.
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It's like asking me what I'm wearing under those clothes.
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Even the most ardent of horror enthusiasts sometimes have to draw the line.
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In an age in which advancing effects technology has made it possible to depict incredibly
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realistic gross-outs, there's still a limit to the amount of guts and gore audiences will
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watch before they throw in the popcorn and give up.
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Here are some horror movies that audiences walked out of.
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Darren McGrady has also revealed that royal chefs were forbidden from using a lot of onions in their dishes.
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Considering onions form the basis of pretty much every decent recipe out there, the royals
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have got to be thankful that they're allowed at least some leeway on that one, but honestly,
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we'd draw the line at garlic.
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- We gotta talk about 'The Fanatic.' This is exciting. - Okay, yes.
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- Dude, you're getting crazy, great reviews. Congrats. Why not, I mean— but... - Thank you.
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Explain the movie for people.
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- First of all, you're a fan, I'm a fan. - Yeah.
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And we're good fans, and we're honorable fans, and so is this character I play.
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He's very earnest.
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He's very passionate.
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- And he's kind of a man-child, you know. - Yeah.
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And he has an obsession with this particular movie star.
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And he's mistreated at work, this guy, this guy I play.
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He's kind of bullied.
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But then when the movie star starts to bully him, he can't understand it.
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He gets very confused.
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And you'll see in the clip that he gets discombobulated
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and then it turns into like a thriller/horror based on these events of mistreatment.
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It's kinda about where do you draw the line as a movie star,
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where do you draw the line as a fan.
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'Cause it could be as a fan and then there's stalker.
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How do you feel about my dating choices?
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As long as it's never had to be physical
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with you and no guy, that's where I draw the line
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'cause if somebody's gonna put their hands on you,
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then what that does for me is
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it puts me in a position that I have to
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put everything that I got going on in jeopardy
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because I can't afford to be locked up, but I will.