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    I talked to my friend on mobile then It was coming broken then, Can I tell him? The line is coming cut.

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    Re: line

    I'm not a teacher***

    Here's what I've found:

    Longman - get cut off get cut off - to suddenly not be able to hear someone that you were speaking to on the telephone

    I don't know what happened - we just got cut off.


    Longman - line /phone/

    There seems to be a fault on the line.
    There was a click, then the line went dead (=suddenly stopped working completely)
    I'm sorry, it's a bad line and I can't hear you.

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    Re: line

    Provided that we are still in contact, then we say, in addition to nyota's suggestions, such things as:

    "You are breaking up" - Your voice is fading in and out, or there is background noise which makes it difficult to understand what is being said, or there are blank periods when I can hear nothing.

    "I am losing you" - the signal is fading, your voice is becoming fainter.

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    #4

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    How about, the phone call dropped out again ? Does it sound okay?

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    Re: line

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    How about, the phone call dropped out again ? Does it sound okay?
    No

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    Re: line

    Thanks, 5. Can something drop out in this context? I'm sorry for going on about it, but I just heard 'drop out' used with phones and can't recall what it was.

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    Re: line

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Can something drop out in this context? I'm sorry for going on about it, but I just heard 'drop out' used with phones and can't recall what it was.
    Perhaps, but I can't think of anything at the moment.

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