old-line old-line


  • (adj) adhering to conservative or reactionary principles


  1. In other words, old-line media outlets are like broadcast networks in an HBO world.
  2. He must be acceptable to old-line party leaders.
  3. The government can hold the independent director in a grip as tight as any old-line studio chiefs, but without those grants the films might not be made.


  1. Wisconsin economy stuck in old-growth industries

    Reliance on old-line manufacturing is impeding economic growth in Wisconsin, a study shows.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  2. Stanley Cup Audio Blog With Dave Mager: Game One

    Ten years ago, fans of the Bruins and Blackhawks had similar complaints about their team’s old-line management. Now, they're both looking for their second Stanley Cup title in the last few years.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Boston


  1. "I'm a powerful industrialist from a distinguished, old-line family," Takei said. "I was brought up that way and I thought I would bring up my son that way, but I am discovering there are strange things happening."
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: George Takei Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

  2. "I personally ascribe this to the combined influence of (Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice and (Secretary of Defence) Bob Gates -- both old-line cold warriors out of the realist tradition," said Sick, who served in the National Security...
    on May 14, 2007 By: Gary Sick Source: Inter Press Service (subscription)

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