on the firing line

 In the path of the action, under pressure.
 ► “Distribution and supply problems with ethanol could put marketers on the firing line with the public once the reformulated gasoline program begins on January 1, 1995.” (National Petroleum News, July 1994, p. 22)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • in the firing line — (also in the line of fire) ► likely to receive criticism or to lose a job: »Next in the environment firing line are the CEOs of the world s biggest chemical companies. »Jack put himself in the line of fire by talking to the press about our… …   Financial and business terms

  • on the firing line — in a situation that attracts criticism. The judge found himself on the firing line from women for remarks he made about discrimination in the workplace. Related vocabulary: in the line of fire …   New idioms dictionary

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  • Out of the frying pan into the firing line — est un dessin animé avec Minnie Mouse produit par Walt Disney pour le compte du département des armées amércaines, sorti le 30 juillet 1942. Ce film est un film de propagande américain qui demande principalement aux femmes de ne pas jeter l huile …   Wikipédia en Français

  • be in the firing line — (US on the firing line) ► to be in a position where you are likely to be criticized or blamed: »The firm is the first in the firing line over corporate abuses . »Affirmative action policies and programs are on the firing line. Main Entry: ↑firing …   Financial and business terms

  • Out of the Frying Pan Into the Firing Line — est un dessin animé avec Minnie Mouse produit par Walt Disney pour le compte du département des armées américaines, sorti le 30 juillet 1942. Ce film est un film de propagande américain qui demande principalement aux femmes de ne pas jeter l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • be in the firing line — British, American & Australian, American & Australian if someone or something is in the firing line, they are likely to be criticized, attacked, or got rid of. The judge found himself in the firing line from women s groups after his controversial …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of the firing line — be in the firing line if someone or something is in the firing line, they are likely to be criticized, attacked, or got rid of. As the president s wife, there was little hope of her staying out of the firing line during the election campaign …   New idioms dictionary

  • be in the firing line — …   Useful english dictionary

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