get/have a line on

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Definition of get/have a line on

US, informal
: to get or have information about (someone or something that one is trying to find) Have the police managed to get a line on any of the suspects? She says she has a line on a new car.

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“Get/have a line on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%2Fhave%20a%20line%20on. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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