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a fine line

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Definition


When it's hard to distinguish between two competing things, emotions, or situations.

Context : Emotions, Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: hard
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Usage of “a fine line”

  1. It's a fine line between fun and danger.

Examples of idiom “a fine line” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'manulovemj'
    manulovemj:

    There is a fine line between Conrad Murray pretending to look stupid, and actually being so ! #JUSTICE4MJ

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mysevenkids'
    mysevenkids:

    @lindastrasberg often there is a fine line between incredible bravery and incredible stupidity. LOL Never can decide where I am.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CameronWBerg'
    CameronWBerg:

    RT @joshcharles: "There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."- Pianist - Oscar Lavant

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jasonhaber'
    jasonhaber:

    @jvincent_sibal touigh tough one. I think there's a fine line between serving the public health and going overboard.we'll chat w/ her on it

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'richieTM'
    richieTM:

    @kNox yeah..there's a fine line between love and hate

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'FGatorsFootball'
    FGatorsFootball:

    There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. -Steven Wright #quote