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  • n. Alternative spelling of down line.
  • adj. Describing a lower level in a hierarchical management structure


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  • To me, "prevention" implies a defensive posture of warding off disease, while "proactive" empowers us to address problems ahead of the curve when it's easier and cheaper to do so, rather than down-line when disease progression makes it more expensive.

    Alison Rose Levy: The Power of Prevention

  • China also bans so-called down-line sales, in which a person shares in the sales commissions of anyone he recruits.

    Regulators Detained by China in Probe

  • Several times now, I've seen skydivers dropping in at events with an American flag on their rigging or on a weighted down-line.


  • One of several Node Code processes that handles circuit termination for internal functions (down-line loading, XRAY, and delay measurement)

    How to Plot Your Takeover

  • From Guildford the down-line followed the Wey valley to Godalming, then, over Milford and Witley, proceeded to Haslemere and on through Petersfield towards Portsmouth.

    Brave New World

  • Then rapidly Max selected two pairs of rails, one pair on the up-line and one on the down-line, and the dozen great spanners were quickly at work.

    Two Daring Young Patriots or, Outwitting the Huns

  • Leaning to his telegraph instrument, he wired to the agent at Stanwood, twenty-six miles down-line, his formal announcement.

    Success A Novel

  • I went on, passing a great number of crowded trains on the down-line, two of them in collision, and very broken up, and one exploded engine; even the fields and cuttings on either hand of the line had a rather populous look, as if people, when trains and vehicles failed, had set to trudging westward in caravans and streams.

    The Purple Cloud

  • You also get a website, a back office, a down-line progress report and internet marketing tools like banner ads. - Business News

  • Combining competitive pricing and the ability to do business with someone you know and trust, makes FHTM a unique opportunity for purchasing the same products and services you already use, and have your down-line (and their down-line) duplicate the system effortlessly. - Financial News


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