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English definition of “get a line on sb”

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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.
Translations of “get a line on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 弄清(陌生人)的情況…
in Chinese (Simplified) 弄清(陌生人)的情况…
(Definition of get a line on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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