on the firing line

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on the firing line

also in the firing line
in a situation that attracts criticism The judge found himself on the firing line from women for remarks he made about discrimination in the workplace.
Related vocabulary: in the line of fire
See also: firing, line, on
References in classic literature ?
A second volley stopped them for an instant, and then my reserve sprang through the openings in the firing line to engage them with sword and shield.
He was her captain, and she a mere unit in the firing line.