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lay something on the line

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lay something on the line

verb phrase

To put deliberately at risk; put in peril as a wager or hostage: If you try this, remember you are laying your ass on the line (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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