from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One or more of the policies or principles of a political party to which loyal members are expected to adhere.
- n. A telephone circuit connecting two or more subscribers with the same exchange.
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- n. A single telephone line which is shared by two or more households.
- n. The official policy of a political party or other organization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the policy of a political group
- n. a telephone line serving two or more subscribers
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So consequent that, to settle a difference of opinion, we know only one argument: death, whether it is a matter of submarines, manure, or the party line to be followed in Indo-China.
Progress had finally come to Gillanbone in the shape of an Australian Broadcasting Commission radio station, and at long last there was something to rival the party line for mass entertainment.