Meaning of “be in line to do sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be in line to do sth" in British English

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be in line to do sth

to have a very good chance of doing something:

Kim Bailey is next in line to replace Chris Finlay as CEO.

(Definition of “be in line to do sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)