[ doun-thuh-lahyn ]

  1. complete, full, unreserved, or whole-hearted: a down-the-line endorsement.

  1. whole-heartedly; fully; completely: Will you support it down-the-line?

Origin of down-the-line

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby down-the-line Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Other Idioms and Phrases with down-the-line


Also, all along the line. All the way, throughout. For example, We've found numerous errors down the line. The first term dates from the mid-1900s, the variant from the second half of the 1800s.

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