Definition of firing line noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

firing line

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    be on the firing line
     
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  1. 1 to be in a position where you can be shot at attempts to prevent civilians from being on the firing line
  2. 2 to be in a position where people can criticize or blame you The labor secretary found himself on the firing line over recent job cuts.
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