to set a limit on what you will accept to draw a line in the sand to show your opinion in public, often by taking part in a demonstration or march to take to the streets to say in public that you disagree with something to speak out against something treating someone differently or unfairly because of their skin colour, gender, etc. discrimination not happening in public, with not many people knowing about it behind the scenes to defend or support something to stand up for something to have improved or developed to have come a long way to be attacked violently to be under assault something that makes you realise that you need to take action to change a situation a wake-up call to forget to take someone or something with you to leave someone or something behind