Ass is on the line, someone’s



ass is on the line, someone’s

sentence

Someone is at risk; someone has taken a perilous responsibility: A friend’s ass is on the line and I promised I’d talk to you/ I better be right this time, because my ass is on the line

[fr the notion of a line separating hostile persons, such that encroaching on it is a challenge and a risk]

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