get\ a\ line\ on

get\ a\ line\ on
v. phr.
To receive special, sometimes even confidential information about something.

Before Bill accepted his new position, he got a line on how the business was being run.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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