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Read the Lines

A slang term meaning to look at and analyze technical information. For example, reading the lines may involve analyzing a company's price-earnings ratio over a period of time. The general direction of the ratio may influence whether one buys or sells the company's stock.
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They will also learn about blocking, camera angles, natural acting, commercial acting, reading the lines, memorizing scripts, and basic words/terms used on set while taping or shooting.
We filmed him reading the lines, with his dad and I playing the other parts.
Christina Scott, in her introduction to the Dawson Special Issue of The Chesterton Review, May 1983, remarks that her father was fond of quoting from The Ballad of the White Horse: "In fact one of my earliest memories is of his reading the lines: 'Gored on the Norman Gonfalon the Golden Dragon dies' (dedication).