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Meaning of “in the line of duty” in the English Dictionary

"in the line of duty" in British English

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in the line of duty

Something that ​happens to you in the line of ​dutyhappens when you are doing ​yourjob: This ​yearalone eight ​policeofficers have been ​killed in the line of ​duty.
(Definition of in the line of duty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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in the line of duty

while doing what was ​expected in a ​particularjob: A ​policeofficer was ​killed in the line of duty. Note: Used mostly about police officers, soldiers, and other people who do dangerous work.
(Definition of in the line of duty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in the line of duty”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在工作中, 在执行任务时…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在工作中, 在執行任務時…
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