English version

lay somebody/something on the line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlay somebody/something on the linelay somebody/something on the linea) INSISTto state something, especially a threat, demand, or criticism, in a very clear way Lay it on the line and tell them what’s really been happening. b) (also put somebody/something on the line)RISK to risk losing your life, your job etc, especially in order to help someone I’ve laid myself on the line for him once already. lay
Examples from the Corpus
lay somebody/something on the lineI laid it on the line.You give somebody else a chance, and guys lay it on the line for you.I couldn't blame her; she'd laid things on the line from the start, as I had.And Moonshake lay theirs on the line. right now; today, not yesterday.
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