plot line

noun
Usually, plot lines. dialogue that advances the plot, as in a play or motion-picture script.

Origin:
1955–60

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Example sentences
In earlier drafts of the script, there was a plot line that involved a new form
  of credit card: your thumb.
Characters travel from place to place and perform sometimes violent actions,
  but the novel doesn't proceed along a plot line.
There has to be a strong central character, a plot line, and a play on the
  emotions.
So the plot line is ridiculous as well as insulting.
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