English Idiomatic Expression: “Down the line”

By Robby

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We never know what’s going to happen down the line – isn’t that right my friends?

But let’s not get too pessimistic – after all, it’s time to learn another English idiomatic expression, and I actually just used today’s phrase – “down the line”! 😉

This English idiom is quite simple, and it’s just another way of saying “in the future”.

Are you wondering then what’s the difference between the two phrases? Are you asking the question – “Why use ‘down the line’ if I can simply say ‘in the future’?”

I warmly suggest you stop asking questions like the ones I just mentioned! They’re not going to avail you of anything apart from only getting you more confused. So please read this blog post I wrote a short while ago about the bad effects of too much question asking and analysing.

So, just repeat and memorize today’s phrase “down the line” and watch the video above to see how it’s used in real life so that you can start using it in your daily English conversations!

Chat soon,

Robby 😉

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  • No problem Rubens, I’m really glad I could help you out and you’re welcome to keep coming back to my blog for more interesting articles down the line!

  • Rubens

    This site is the first in line of my book marked sites for learning English. I am always seeking out sites like this one in order to improve my English. And now you, Robby, just resolved a doubt of mine, I have read this expression a couple of times, but I never really got the meaning, now I fully understand what it means.
    Thank you.

  • Hi Anan,

    Just a small correction if you don’t mind – “later on” and “down the line” express pretty much the same concept so when you say them both together it does sound a little bit too repetitive – but obviously, it’s not a big mistake or anything like that!



  • anan

    this topic will help me later on down the line

  • jose

    I wouldn´t be wrong in saying that if you go to run three times a week, you´ll get fit enough to run the next local marathon, so down the line, why not do it knowing you´re keen on that? ; )

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