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    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask what "cross the lines" means in the sentence:

    We had thus both bravely crossed the lines of our academic expertise and ended in presenting a classical example of synergism: the combined results of our individual paths.


    My guess is as follows: 'cross the lines' means act beyond the limits of one's expertise.

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    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask what "cross the lines" means in the sentence:

    We had thus both bravely crossed the lines of our academic expertise and ended in presenting a classical example of synergism: the combined results of our individual paths.


    My guess is as follows: 'cross the lines' means act beyond the limits of one's expertise.


    A good idiom.
    Meaning:Cross the lines:from being acceptable to being unacceptable.

    Ref:http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/cross+the+line
    Does it mean from being acceptable to being more acceptable?Or sarcasm.
    Well.Let's wait for others' response.
    Regards,RJ1948.
    Last edited by rj1948; 12-Jun-2008 at 13:18.

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    Default Re: cross the line

    Hi KLPNO,

    I trow in a good word for the following link:

    deadline: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    Regards.

    V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi KLPNO,

    I trow in a good word for the following link:

    deadline: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    Regards.

    V.
    Dear vil,
    It's not deadline;It's cross the lines.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Default Re: cross the line

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask what "cross the lines" means in the sentence:

    We had thus both bravely crossed the lines of our academic expertise and ended in presenting a classical example of synergism: the combined results of our individual paths.


    My guess is as follows: 'cross the lines' means act beyond the limits of one's expertise.


    A good idiom.
    Meaning:Cross the lines:from being acceptable to being unacceptable.

    Ref:http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/cross+the+line
    Does it mean from being acceptable to being more acceptable?Or sarcasm.
    Well.Let's wait for others' response.
    Regards,RJ1948.

    Cross the line:steal someone's idea.
    They shared their academic expertise and ended in presenting a classical example of synergism.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    Default Re: cross the line

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask what "cross the lines" means in the sentence:

    We had thus both bravely crossed the lines of our academic expertise and ended in presenting a classical example of synergism: the combined results of our individual paths.


    My guess is as follows: 'cross the lines' means act beyond the limits of one's expertise.
    I agree with your interpretation.

    Without more context, it seems that two or more academics have gone outside their normal limits and as a result have created a synergy that is the combined result of all their expertise.

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