Definition of Put on the line

1. Verb. Expose to a chance of loss or damage. "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

Exact synonyms: Lay On The Line, Risk
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Specialized synonyms: Adventure, Hazard, Jeopardize, Stake, Venture, Bell The Cat
Derivative terms: Risk, Risk



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Put On The Line

put horns on
put in
put in motion
put in place
put in practice
put in with
put into effect
put into practice
put it there
put lipstick on a pig
put off
put on
put on airs
put on the block
put on the dog
put on the line (current term)
put on the map
put on the red light
put on weight
put one's affairs in order
put one's ass on the line
put one's back into
put one's best foot forward
put one's cards on the table
put one's feet up
put one's finger on
put one's foot down
put one's foot in it
put one's foot in one's mouth
put one's hands together

Literary usage of Put on the line

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"... so as to make it provide that the Construction Company be and remain the sole owner of the improvements put on the line of the railroad, until paid for. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"... so as to make It provide that the Construction Company be and remain the sole owner of the improvements put on the line of the railroad, until paid for. ..."

3. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Horace Smith, Alfred Percival Perceval Keep (1896)
"The case therefore came within both branches of the section ; there was an obstruction put on the line, and it was put so as to endanger the safety of the ..."

4. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1861)
"There was an obstruction put on the line, and it was put so as to endanger the safety of the persons conveyed. It was contended by the counsel for the ..."

5. The House of Lords Cases on Appeals and Writs of Error, Claims of Peerage by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Charles Clark, William Finnelly (1868)
"... they were put on the line of the Bristol and Exeter Company, where they were destroyed by fire. An action was brought against this latter company to ..."

6. A Digest of the Reported Decisions of the Courts of Common Law, Bankruptcy by John Mews, Robert Alexander Fisher, Cecil Maurice Chapman, Harry Hadden Wickes Sparham, Arthur Horatio Todd (1884)
"On the arrival of the goods at Bristol they were put on the line of the Bristol and Exeter Company, where they were destroyed by fire. ..."

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