tow the line vs toe the line :

tow the line or 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.

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  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - The Massillon Independent

  • 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.
    June 26, 2013 - Charleston City Paper
  • 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.
    June 26, 2013 - Charleston City Paper