in the line of duty

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As part of or while performing official duties, usually of the military or police personnel, or of government officials.

"I'd hate to have the Inspector send in a report to headquarters, 'Constable Beresford missing in the line of duty.'"


in the line of duty

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Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see in,‎ the,‎ line,‎ of,‎ duty.


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