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be on the line

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