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story line

or sto·ry·line

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noun
  1. plot(def 2).
  2. a detailed description of the plot of a motion picture, TV series, etc., for use by writers, producers, prospective investors, or the like: The story line runs to 125 pages.

Origin of story line

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for story line

story line

noun
  1. the plot of a book, film, play, etc
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