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Line upon Line

Admonition or instruction repeated little by little (a line at a time). Apelles said “Nulla dies sine linea. ” A drawing is line upon line, an edifice is brick upon brick or stone upon stone.

“Line upon line, line upon line, here a little and there a little.” - Isiah xxviii. 10.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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