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What does in the firing line mean?


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in the firing line

If people are in the firing line, they are in a situation where they are likely to be criticized or attacked.

Another variation of this idiom:

To be in the line of fire

It is also possible to say that someone is out of the firing line or out of the line of fire if they are no more in a situation where they are vulnerable to criticism or attack.

Example(s):

1. She is sometimes in the firing line because of her daring opinions.

2. The prime minister is in the line of fire due to his latest liberal reforms.

3. The company tried to get out of the firing line by responding favorably to the demands of the customers.

This idiom is in the war category


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