on the firing line

Definition of on the firing line

:in a place or position not protected from attack or criticism
  • School administrators are not on the firing line every day like the teachers are.

Word by Word Definitions

firing play
  1. : the act or process of one that fires

  2. : the process of maturing ceramic products by the application of heat

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

  2. : a comparatively strong slender cord

  3. : clothesline

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

  2. : to depict with lines : draw

  3. : to place or form a line along

  1. : to cover the inner surface of

  2. : to put something in the inside of : fill

  3. : to serve as the lining of


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