Okay, on here I have seen many posts with the phrase "tow the line." Usually it's in reference to politicans, whether Republican or Democrat.
I always thought it was "toe the line", meaning aforementioned politician is moving closer to the other side. In my head I see a line down the middle between Republicans and Democrats (or whatever "opposing" sides you may have) and one is moving closer to the other side, therefore with their toes, coming closer to seeing the other point of view.
When I see "tow" the line, I think of someone moving a line not working towards a compromise.
Which way is it? Toe or Tow?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by miriamz at 4:56 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by StarLee at 4:53 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by SheriSanchez at 4:53 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Folks, I have a Master's degree in English, and I can guarantee that it's TOE the line. I'd bet the farm on it. Check the OED, or even check Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe_the_line
Answer by StarLee at 4:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
I wasn't exactly sure, so I looked it up
Answer by Kat122 at 4:56 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by ColleenF30 at 5:09 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by mrssundin at 5:20 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
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