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Lay it on the line

DEFINITION

A.) Honesty. The phrase implies that one has been avoiding a truthful conversation but now they are prepared to be completely open.  Certitude.

“I’m going to lay it on the line and be completely honest with you.”

B.) Gamble. Final attempt.In this meaning, it is proclaimed that one is making a valiant attempt to succeed.

“I’ve laid everything I own on the line for this project.”

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