receiving line

Origin of receiving line

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for receiving line

Historical Examples of receiving line

  • I saw you talking to him; but you ought to have come earlier while there was a receiving-line ready for you.

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    Meredith Nicholson