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on the line

Definition of on the line

  1. 1 :  in danger of being lost or harmed :  at risk <I have to finish this report by tomorrow. My job is on the line.> <The champ has to win this fight; his title is on the line.> <He put/laid his life on the line for his country.>

  2. 2 :  on the phone :  using the phone to speak to someone <The supervisor got on the line and explained the problem.> <Mr. Smith is on the line. Are you free to talk to him?> <She's on the other line. Would you like to hold?>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of

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