on the line
phrasal 1. at great risk <
puts his future on the line by backing that policy
>
2. on the border between two categories

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • On the line — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the line — See: LAY ON THE LINE or PUT ON THE LINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the line — See: LAY ON THE LINE or PUT ON THE LINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay on the line — or[put on the line] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To pay or offer to pay. * /The sponsors had to lay nearly a million dollars on the line to keep the show on TV./ * /The bank is putting $5,000 on the line as a reward to anyone who catches the robber./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay on the line — or[put on the line] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To pay or offer to pay. * /The sponsors had to lay nearly a million dollars on the line to keep the show on TV./ * /The bank is putting $5,000 on the line as a reward to anyone who catches the robber./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay it on the line — See: LAY ON THE LINE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay it on the line — See: LAY ON THE LINE(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put on the line — See: LAY ON THE LINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put on the line — See: LAY ON THE LINE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • The Dot and the Line — The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (ISBN 1 58717 066 3) is a book written and illustrated by Norton Juster, first published by Random House in 1963. The title is a reference to by Edwin Abbott Abbott.In 1965, famed animator… …   Wikipedia

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