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put on the line

put on the line

Date: Oct 06 2011

Themes: Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I really put my body on the line for this movie!”

- Justin Timberlake talking about baring his butt for his new movie Friends with Benefits. (Us Weekly)

- 贾斯汀·汀布莱克 (Justin Timberlake) 谈论新电影《利益朋友》 (Friends with Benefits) 中的露臀镜头。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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put at risk, expose to danger or loss

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Have you ever seen a tightrope walker perform? They risk embarrassing and hurting themselves by attempting to walk across a very thin line of wire suspended in the air. They literally put their bodies on the line.

Justin Timberlake says he put his body on the line for his new movie, Friends with Benefits. He didn’t literally walk on a tightrope for the film, but he did take a bit of a risk by baring his butt for a scene.

Justin has been putting himself on the line a lot lately. He took a risk and put his career on the line by trading music for acting. But that turned out to be a good risk. He’s now both a successful musician and a successful actor.

Usually people put themselves on the line for a reason, meaning they take a risk because they hope to get something good in return. For example, a guy might put himself on the line by asking a girl out on a date. He’s taking a risk because she might reject him. But if she says yes, the risk will be worth it. And judging by the popularity of Friends with Benefits, Justin’s risk was worth it, too.

When was the last time you put yourself on the line? Did the risk turn out to be worth it?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Carl put his job on the line by taking an extra long vacation.”

“I love my cat so much, I would even put my life on the line for her.”

“If you date my ex, you’ll put our friendship on the line.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Rockyy01 To take risk...
by Rockyy01
kokoboko expose to a chance of loss or damage, risk
by kokoboko
Talia Do to risk failure.
by Talia Do
Eleniya lay on the line, to risk
by Eleniya
Cr!stal it means take a risk.
by Cr!stal
dearpesar to risk
by dearpesar
wwongsapun It's mean a chance to be risk of loss or damage
by wwongsapun
 julito It might be that he meant that he was risking his butt (figuratively) by showing it.
by julito

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La Princesse de la vie


i’ve put myself on the line many times before and i’m still doing that , to achieve what one desires , then one should be risky and put one’s self on the line

12:51 PM Oct 06 2011 |




In face I feel like when my life put on the line…hehehehe It’s mean to be excite. But I just want to a bit of risk. Often that’s I make me put one the line but don’t much more to risk. hehehehehehe It’s crazyyyyy.

12:38 PM Oct 06 2011 |



I like see acrobatics perform,especial when i was a child,i like seen tightrope walker of the acrobatics perform.ever time i was tighted my nerve when i saw the tightrope walker on the line,i remember one time ,one actor has dropped from the line when he walk in the midst,and hurted his head and arm,after that time,i don’t like see such dangerous program perform,actually ,like you said that above,it’s not really love do such danger perform ,like tighrope walker,just want to make much money ,get better return after perform.

09:59 AM Oct 06 2011 |




i think we always but our selves in the line coz taking any decisions about our life consider a risk but it worth it :)

09:19 AM Oct 06 2011 |



i always put myself on the line during job application, i suffered a lot, i sacrifices a lot, wasted some money, time and energy then at the end it wasn’t paid off. and then recently, i put again myself on the line and i got the job. i’ve finally found the good result of it, hehe

09:12 AM Oct 06 2011 |




I put myself on the line when I took the divorce. And yes, it was worth it. I made it. I’m pround of myself, because I got freedom now!

08:04 AM Oct 06 2011 |




I am doing it, I keen to get wHat I wanted so much and that’s cost my life on the line.

07:23 AM Oct 06 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie


to put yourself on the line is to be risky or maybe adventurous , to do something you’re not sure what it’ll result in but you just wanna trymaybe it results in what you want and maybe you’ll be sad or embarrassed at last

03:58 AM Oct 06 2011 |



South Korea

almost people don’t want to put their life on the line . but we know if ther is no risk in our life. we tend to get less thing done.—my thought

02:14 AM Oct 06 2011 |

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