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English definition of “be on the line”

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be on the line

C2 to be at risk: Almost 3,000 jobs have been lost recently, and a further 3,000 are on the line.
Translations of “be on the line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 面臨危險,處於危險之中…
in Chinese (Simplified) 面临危险,处于危险之中…
(Definition of be on the line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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