line of fire

noun phrase

Definition of line of fire

: the place where bullets are being shot Some civilians got caught in the line of fire.

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“Line of fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/line%20of%20fire. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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