be in the front line

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be in the front line

To be a likely target of anger, criticism, or judgment. Because call center workers are in the front line, they bear the brunt of customer unhappiness.
See also: front, line

be in the front line

to be in an important position where you have influence, but where you are likely to be criticized or attacked (often + of ) Many social workers are in the front line of racial tension.
See also: front, line