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a thin 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 thin line”

  1. It's a thin line between tough love and abuse.

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

    Indeed! RT @BLACKOKONVICT: There's a thin line Between LOVE and HATE

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CNOTE331'
    CNOTE331:

    "Its a thin line between, love and hate...and even, a thinner line between real and fake" - C Note