walk a thin line between

walk a thin line (between (something)) to balance two competing ideas or groups.

The diplomats knew they had to walk a fine line between the rebel groups and the government.


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  • walk a thin line between something — walk a thin line (between (something)) to balance two competing ideas or groups. The diplomats knew they had to walk a fine line between the rebel groups and the government …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk a thin line — (between (something)) to balance two competing ideas or groups. The diplomats knew they had to walk a fine line between the rebel groups and the government …   New idioms dictionary

  • walk a thin line — walk/tread a fine/thin line idiom to be in a difficult or dangerous situation where you could easily make a mistake • He was walking a fine line between being funny and being rude. Main entry: ↑lineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • walk a fine line — walk/tread a fine/thin line idiom to be in a difficult or dangerous situation where you could easily make a mistake • He was walking a fine line between being funny and being rude. Main entry: ↑lineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • tread a thin line — walk/tread a fine/thin line idiom to be in a difficult or dangerous situation where you could easily make a mistake • He was walking a fine line between being funny and being rude. Main entry: ↑lineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • line — n. long, thin mark 1) to draw a line 2) a broken; contour; crooked; curved; dotted; fine, thin; heavy, thick; horizontal; parallel; perpendicular; solid, unbroken; straight; vertical; wavy line queue (AE) 3) to form a line 4) to buck ( push into… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • line — I UK [laɪn] / US noun Word forms line : singular line plural lines *** 1) [countable] a long thin mark on the surface of something Draw a straight line. Each horizontal line on the graph represents fifteen minutes. a) a long thin mark on the… …   English dictionary

  • line — line1 [ laın ] noun *** ▸ 1 long thin mark ▸ 2 edge showing shape ▸ 3 border/limit ▸ 4 telephone connection ▸ 5 row of people/things ▸ 6 part of railroad system ▸ 7 transportation company ▸ 8 way of thinking/talking ▸ 9 series of words ▸ 10… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line — [[t]la͟ɪn[/t]] ♦ lines, lining, lined 1) N COUNT A line is a long thin mark which is drawn or painted on a surface. Draw a line down that page s center. ...a dotted line... The ball had clearly crossed the line. 2) N COUNT: usu pl The lines on… …   English dictionary

  • line*/*/*/ — [laɪn] noun I 1) [C] a long thin mark on the surface of something Draw a straight line.[/ex] The replay showed the ball had crossed the line.[/ex] 2) [C] a row of people or things a line of palm trees[/ex] 3) [C] a thin mark on someone s skin… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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