tow the line vs toe the line : Common Errors in English

About tow the line vs toe the line

“Toe the line” has to do with lining your toes up on a precise mark, not with pulling on a rope. However if you have to take your kids along when you visit friends, you have them not in toe, but in tow.

toe the line Meaning(s)

  • (v) do what is expected

tow the line in News

  • Trekking the Towpath: Back to nature with a bit of history

    As I start out on my hike from St. Helena Heritage Park in downtown Canal Fulton along the Towpath Trail, the first sound I hear is “Low bridge ahead,” as the steersman yells out while Prince and Dan — the two behemoth Percheron draft horses — tow the line that keeps the St. Helena III canal boat moving toward its destination at Lock IV park.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Massillon Independent

toe the line in News

  • The East goes for broke, but falls short

    The East is a suspenseful techno-thriller that takes a resourceful woman and forces her to toe the line between a dangerous anarchist collective and her far more dangerous big-business employers. She infiltrates anti-corporate cells, revealing their plans to their prospective victims, using her government training for entirely capitalist means.
    on June 26, 2013 Source: Charleston City Paper

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