firing line(redirected from 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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