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firing line

noun

: a line of soldiers who are shooting at an enemy

: a place or position in which someone is not protected from attack or criticism

Full Definition of FIRING LINE

1
:  a line from which fire is delivered against a target
2
:  the forefront of an activity —used especially in the phrase on the firing line
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Examples of FIRING LINE

  1. a brave soldier who was never far behind the firing line

First Known Use of FIRING LINE

1881

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