in the line of duty


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in the line of duty

As a part of or during the course of one's ordinary duties in a particular job or profession. Firefighters are constantly risking their lives in the line of duty. Soldiers have to mentally prepare themselves for what they will encounter in the line of duty.
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in the line of duty

Fig. as part of one's expected duties. When soldiers fight people in a war, it's in the line of duty. Police officers have to do things they may not like in the line of duty.
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in the ˌline of ˈduty

while doing a job: A police officer was injured in the line of duty yesterday.
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He acknowledged the sacrifices of 6 martys of ARF who laid their lives in the line of duty at Arfa Kareem Tower.
Upon sanctioning of the said summary, risk allowance would be added into the monthly pays of wardens.The IGP also lauded the services of late Traffic Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Captain (r) Ahmad Mubeen who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in Lahore with other brave officials of the police department.
His death is believed to be the result of an automobile accident that took place while he was in the line of duty, after which he required numerous surgeries and significant rehabilitation.
Nablus' NGO Coordination Committee, with which Ayash is affiliated, is working with the factions and European countries to maintain the highest level of solidarity possible.Journalists lamented the deaths of their colleagues and said, "We are here on behalf of the martyrs of the truth, those martyred in the line of duty, both vocational and humanitarian.
At his recent retirement party, Hecht was reminded that his original job application included his interest in "not traveling too much and not being away from home more than two nights a week." Those familiar with Hecht's career know that despite these stated desires, he traveled often in the line of duty for Elanco.
Sag Harbor,(36) officers who became disabled due to illness or off-duty injury were required to use their sick leave and their benefits, while officers injured in the line of duty and unable to perform their patrol duties would be assigned light-duty jobs compatible with their condition.