on the line : Popular Idioms in English

on the line

At risk

After he messed up on the big contract, Adrian tried his hardest to please his boss, knowing that his job was on the line.

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  • The Egyptian Army's Deadline Nears as Anti-Morsi Protests Continue
    The death toll climbed in Egypt tonight as the army's deadline for President Morsi approached. And despite those deaths, both institutional sides of the unrest — Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood-led government and the country's armed forces — vowed to put their lives on the line in order to win. 
    July 3, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • 8 Players Who Might Find Themselves on the Vikings Practice Squad in 2013
    On Thursday, July 25, 90 players will report to training camp for the Minnesota Vikings in Mankato , Minnesota. On the line will be 53 roster spots, along with eight slots on Minnesota's practice squad. While the goal of every player at training camp is to make the final roster, the reality for some is that the goal is to make enough of an impression at camp to be signed to the practice squad ...
    July 3, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • The Last of Us Development Series Episode 4: Them or Us
    The various choices you’ll have to make with regard to combat in The Last of Us are representative of the larger human struggle in the game world. How will people act when tension is unbearable and their life might be on the line? What are the consequences of those actions once enacted?
    July 2, 2013 - PlayStation Blog