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English definition of “in the firing line”

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in the firing line

( also in the line of fire, US also on the firing line)
likely to be criticized, attacked, or got rid of: He found himself in the firing line for his sexist remarks.
Translations of “in the firing line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 易遭到批評(或攻擊、拋棄)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 易遭到批评(或攻击、抛弃)…
(Definition of in the firing line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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