As part of or while performing official duties, usually of the military or police personnel, or of government officials.
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"I'd hate to have the Inspector send in a report to headquarters, 'Constable Beresford missing in the line of duty.'"

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'in the line of duty':

in the line of dutyUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see in,‎ the,‎ line,‎ of,‎ duty.
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在履行職責

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