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English definition of “get a line on sb”

get a line on sb

mainly US
to find out information about someone that you do not know: I've been trying to get a line on the guy they've nominated with no luck.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of get a line on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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