out of line

out of line (2)  {adj. phr.}
Not obeying or agreeing with what is right or usual; doing or being what people do not expect or accept; outside ordinary or proper limits; not usual, right, or proper.
Little Mary got out of line and was rude to Aunt Elizabeth.
The teacher asked Charlie not to tell one of the jokes because it was out of line.
Mrs. Green thought the repair man's charge was out of line.
Contrast: IN LINE (2).
Categories: hand rude {adj. phr.}