from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of up line.
  • adj. Describing a higher level in a hierarchical management structure

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A line or track leading from the provinces toward the metropolis or a principal terminus; the track upon which up-trains run. See up-train.


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  • When, years before the Smart bamboozle, the erstwhile archbishop of Detroit removed tens of millions of dollars from the endowment care funds of diocesan cemeteries, he retired to his emeritus status in the good graces of his church and ecclesiastical up-line.

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  • The responsibility and accountability belong up-line with the Commander-in-Chief and Congress.

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  • For as soon as the infected voting machine transfers the rogue program up-line to the server, the server can populate all the other voting machines with the next download.

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  • Choose a sponsor in an up-line who will be supportive and will be willing to help you get started.

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  • I paid $.08 each in an up-line quantity order agreement with the original supplier of these quality headsets.


  • Then when the next train came in and stopped, Bobbie went across the metals of the up-line and stood beside the engine.

    The Railway Children

  • He was the up-line ticket clerk at Easewood Junction, and felt the responsibilities of his position.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • Late in the afternoon came a thrill when the mule-mounted infantry reappeared, heading up-line towards us.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • I looked up-line through my glasses and saw the Mudowwara patrol breaking back uncertainly towards the railway to meet the train-fugitives running their fastest northward.

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  • Imagine, therefore, my surprise, not unmingled with pleasure, on seeing a somewhat pompous-looking individual, with the circumference and watch-chain of the successful merchant, sitting alone in a first-class carriage on the suburban up-line from Wallingford.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-25


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