English version

(be) in the firing line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English(be) in the firing line(be) in the firing lineBLAMEto be in a position or situation in which you can be attacked or blamed for something, often unfairly firing line
Examples from the Corpus
(be) in the firing lineForeign tourists are also in the firing line.Unveiled Benefits are also thought to be in the firing line.Its application does put its exponents in the firing line of critical appraisal.Read in studio A family is living in the firing line of over-enthusiastic golfers because of a planning mistake.And some sources believe the proposal for a £75m prison at Fazakerley is one option now in the firing line.He put his old enemy, corporate power, in the firing line.We're public figures and so therefore we know we're in the firing line.The Law Society too was in the firing line.
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