Definition of firing line noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


firing line

BrE BrE//ˈfaɪərɪŋ laɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪərɪŋ laɪn//
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    be in the firing line (British English) (North American English be on the firing line)
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  1. 1to be in a position where you can be shot at attempts to prevent civilians from being in the firing line
  2. 2to be in a position where people can criticize or blame you The employment secretary found himself in the firing line over recent job cuts.
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