Meaning of “firing line” in the English Dictionary

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"firing line" in Business English

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firing linenoun [ S ]

uk us
be in the firing line US on the firing line

to be in a position where you are likely to be criticized or blamed:

The firm is the first in the firing line over corporate 'abuses'.
Affirmative action policies and programs are on the firing line.

(Definition of “firing line” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)