Meaning of “the front line” in the English Dictionary

"the front line" in British English

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the front linenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌfrʌnt ˈlaɪn/ us /ˌfrʌnt ˈlaɪn/

front-lineadjective [ before noun ]

also frontline

involved in fighting during a war:

front-line soldiers/troops
Women are to be allowed to take frontline roles in the army.

close to the place where opposing armies meet and fight:

a front-line town
a fierce frontline battle

working in a job that involves dealing with ordinary people and real problems:

He has decided to quit frontline politics.

(Definition of “the front line” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the front line" in Business English

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the front linenoun [ S ]

uk us also frontline

the place or the area of activity where important, interesting, or difficult things are happening:

on the front line of sth This rural Brazilian city is making a name for itself as being on the front line of the wireless revolution.
be in the front line Accountants are in the front line in the fight against criminal financing.

WORKPLACE the part of a business that deals directly with customers and the public, or that makes a product:

Hourly, low-wage workers are now on the front line of commerce interacting with the public.

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

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