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.
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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