in the firing line


: in a place or position not protected from attack or criticism

Examples of in the firing line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These information blackouts could deepen the suffering of those fleeing the fighting, or in the firing line. WIRED, 21 Oct. 2023 Geopolitical tension between the U.S. and China is another consideration as the chips industry is in the firing line of new export curbs, but Intel continues to see the region as key to its business. Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune, 31 May 2023 As for Disney itself, employees are bracing themselves for news next week as the film and TV departments are set to be next in the firing line. - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 The main action in the episode revolves around Eric, who is panicking that Cross Product Sales (CPS) is losing business to other desks on the trading floor, and Yasmin, who finds herself in the firing line of her manipulative, sexist superior Kenny. Ellie Austin and Andrés R. Martínez, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2020 Telling managers to brace for announcements today, Zuckerberg’s memo said Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Reality Labs will be in the firing line. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2023 But for the thousands of Ukrainians who either can’t leave or refuse to leave homes in the firing line, there is no end in sight to the waking nightmare of war. Richard Engel, NBC News, 11 Feb. 2023 The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 22 Sep. 2022 Being silent can damage your company’s image, but speaking up might put you in the firing line. Jennifer Acree, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 See More

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“In the firing line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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