lay sth on the line Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lay sth on the line" in British English

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lay sth on the line

to ​riskharm to something: I'd be ​laying my ​career/​life on the ​line by giving you that ​information. informal to say very ​clearly that something is the ​case: You're just going to have to lay it on the ​line and ​tell her that her work's not good enough.
(Definition of lay sth on the line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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