lay it on the line(redirected from not your line of country)
lay it on the lineand put it on the line
Fig. to make something very clear; to be very definite about something. I am going to lay it on the line and you had better listen to me. If you eat any of these mushrooms, you will die. I've said it before, but this time I'm going to put it on the line. Don't eat the mushrooms!
lay it on the lineor
not your line of countryBRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If something is not your line of country, it is not a subject that you know much about, or one in which you are very interested. I am rather ignorant on this matter — it is not quite my line of country.
lay (or put) it on the linespeak frankly.
lay it on the ˈline(informal) tell somebody something in an honest, direct and forceful way: She laid it on the line, telling us that we would fail the exam unless we worked harder.
lay it on the line
tv. to speak very frankly and directly. I’m going to have to lay it on the line with you, I guess.