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"
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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Literary usage of Put on the line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."