March 24, 2009

someone’s ass is on the line

Posted in Idioms at 11:39 pm by Feng

someone’s ass is on the line – if someone’s ass in on the line, they will be blamed if things go wrong [freedict]

On “The X files”, Mulder was following a lead to investigate a chemical pollution. He pressed an old man, who was an old friend of Mulder’s father, for more information. The man yelled: “I cannot tell you more. My ass is on the line.”

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1 Comment »

  1. amy said,

    i like this one~~


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