draw the line


draw the line
set a limit

We have to draw the line somewhere in regards to the costs of the party.

to insist on a limit; to set limits; to stop at a certain point; to point out what must not be done

If we admit one Coloured child, we must admit them all. Where are we going to draw the line, may I ask? (G. Gordon)

This noisy, rough behaviour cannot be allowed; we must draw the line somewhere. (A. Hornby)


Idioms and examples. 2014.

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