(one's) ass is on the line

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(one's) ass is on the line

rude slang One's reputation, livelihood, or wellbeing is at stake. My ass is on the line, so this presentation has to go well! Their ass is on the line out there, so let's give them the air support they need.
See also: ass, line, on