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keep in line meaning and definition

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Definition of keep in line (verb)

  1. control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    • "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"
    • synonyms: control, manipulate
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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