up the line / down the line

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  1. raiden031

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    What is the difference between "up the line" and "down the line"?
     
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  2. shanker

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    Maybe which end of the court you are standing...

    Greg
     
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  3. [osu]ilovecows

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    there's really no difference..although 'down the line' is used more often
     
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  4. fuzz nation

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    ...half full - half empty...

    ...chicken vs. egg...

    Maybe it depends on which side of the equator or the international date line you're playing on?...

    No real difference in my tiny brain. I'm sure that I've used both terms to express that exact same thing.
     
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  5. LeeD

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    Up the line, you're hitting the ball North
    Down the line, you're hitting the ball South
    :twisted::twisted:
     
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  6. ShcMad

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    I kind of remember that back in 2005/2006, tennis commentators used "down the line" a lot more often. But nowadays, it seems everyone and their mother working at ESPN and Tennis Channel says "up the line."
     
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  7. raiden031

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    Thats why I brought up the question. I started hearing "up the line" all the time and couldn't figure out why the sudden change in terminology. I refuse to use "up the line" because I hate the way it sounds.
     
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  8. LeeD

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    When you drive your car, you drive UP NORTH.
    When you drive your car, the other way, you drive DOWN SOUTH.
     
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  9. raiden031

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    So we should bring our compass to every match so we know whether we are hitting UP or DOWN the line?
     
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  10. LeeD

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    And don't forget, in Ozland, the water in the flushing toilet spins the opposite way!
    And in Chile, it's down North and UP south:):)
     
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  11. Geezer Guy

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    Topspin shots are hit Up the line.
    Slice shots are hit Down the line.
     
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