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

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"in the firing line" in British English

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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.

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