firing line


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firing line

1. In battle, a line of soldiers armed and ready to fire on an enemy. Our firing line will be able to push back the enemy, I'm sure of it.
2. A place where one is vulnerable to or expected to receive criticism. I'm not going into the boss's office right now—I'm not ready to be on the firing line this early in the morning!
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We were at his Manhattan duplex, where he was collecting some material before driving to the studio where Firing Line was shot.
The Firing Line also has an active chapter of the Well Armed Woman --a non-profit organization that facilitates local groups of women around the country to meet, practice, learn and grow as shooters.
The Firing Line Museum is open to anyone entering the castle.
Rachel Silverson, Firing Line Museum curator, said: "We're pleased to have the opportunity to work in partnership with the National Army Museum.
Firing Line earned 50 Derby qualifying points for the win, and now ranks sixth with 58 points.
Kirklees councillors have warned that the harsh budget cuts looming in the next two or three years have put libraries very much in the firing line.
But for me the time has come to take the youngster out of the firing line. Sterling needs a spell on the backburner, because his game is suffering at the moment.
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, 73, asserts that the Earth is "right in the firing line" of tiny microbes speeding from Venus that are likely to lead to the epidemic.
STEVE KEAN believes the FA should consider taking Mark Clattenburg out of the firing line after he was at the centre of another controversial incident.
In the past, many ranges--particularly police ranges--were comprised of a single, wide firing line. With a line of cops moving along the range to engage targets from varying distances, it was inevitable that people would get out of position, creating a potentially dangerous situation.
All civic events are in the firing line as Cheltenham Borough Council looks to slash spending to make up a pounds 4.7 million shortfall.
He will tell the union's national women's conference in Gateshead today: "Yet again, it's our public services and our members in the firing line and when public services are cut, it's women who suffer the most."
Ms Jones predicted her party would be 'in the firing line' as Labour's race hots up to replace Rhodri Morgan.
Put himself in the firing line when others would have joined the back of the queue.