Get a line on

Also, have a line on. Acquire information about something or someone, come to know. For example, Sue got a line on some possible tennis partners, or The realtor has a line on a number of vacant apartments. Similarly, give someone a line on means “provide information about,” as in The librarian gave me a line on the books I would need. This idiom uses line in the sense of “a direct course.” [ c. 1900 ]
Also see: get a fix on


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