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on the line

at ​risk of ​failing or being harmed: His ​job is on the line. Firefighters ​regularly put ​theirlives on the line. On the line also ​meansspeaking on the ​telephone: My ​mom was on the line, but I could ​hear my ​dadtalking in the ​background.
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