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Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
ON THE LINE   危険にさらされて


  • If something is on the line, it's in danger of being lost or harmed.
  • on the line とは、何かが失われるか害される恐れがある、つまり、危険にさらされている、という意味です。



  1. I can't afford to make any mistakes on this project. My job is on the line.
  2. Kimberly is working 24/7 to whip her department into shape. She knows that her reputation as a can-do manager is on the line.
  3. There's so much on the line in this election. Our company's future will ride on the decisions the next Board of Directors makes.
  4. (lawyer to potential client)
    You realize, don't you, that by blowing the whistle on such a powerful person in your own company, you'll be putting your career on the line?
  5. I've had to cancel my business trip because of the political unrest in the area. The embassy says that I'd be putting my life on the line if I went now.

英会話レッスンUse the weekend well!