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Old 17th January 2023, 12:07 PM   #41
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Oh, please. Toeing the line. Think soldiers standing on parade, obediently keeping their place in the rank.

And I don't think you mean "eschewed". Or if you do, I don't understand the context.
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Old 17th January 2023, 12:15 PM   #42
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I usually find it works better to let minor spelling errors go.
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Old 17th January 2023, 12:30 PM   #43
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I'm tired of this "towing the line" thing. It's not a spelling error, it's a fundamental failure to understand the metaphor. It's as bad as "free reign". And I genuinely don't understand the use of the word "eschewed" in that context.
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Old 17th January 2023, 07:27 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Rolfe View Post
Oh, please. Toeing the line. Think soldiers standing on parade, obediently keeping their place in the rank.
Fair enough, although I don't much care which I write it... everyone knows what I mean!

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And I don't think you mean "eschewed". Or if you do, I don't understand the context.

Shunned then, it means the same thing...

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/shunned
avoided by people out of dislike, mistrust, disapproval, etc.:

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/eschew
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid:
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Old 18th January 2023, 01:56 AM   #45
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OK, I've never come across the word being used in that context. More of a "meat on Fridays" sort of thing.
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