line of fire, in the
In the path of an an attack, as in Whenever Audrey and Jeff quarrel, I take care to get out of the line of fire. This expression, dating from the mid-1800s, originally referred to the path of a bullet or other projectile, a meaning also still current. Also see firing line.
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In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
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"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.
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