on the line


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on the line

1. at risk of failing or being harmed There's a lot of pride on the line when your book is published.
2. speaking on the telephone I asked to speak to Tyler, but Tyler's mom came on the line instead.
See also: line, on

on the line

1. Ready or available for immediate payment.
2. So as to be risked; in jeopardy: "Careers were on the line once again" (Seymour M. Hersh).
See also: line, on