Definition of party line noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


party line

BrE BrE//ˌpɑːti ˈlaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːrti ˈlaɪn//
[usually singular]
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  • the official opinions and policies of a political party, which members are expected to support
  • Idioms
    toe the line (North American English also toe the mark)
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    to say or do what somebody in authority tells you to say or do, even if you do not share the same opinions, etc. One or two of them refused to toe the line. to toe the party line