Immediately below the present holder of a position in order of succession: he is next in line to the throne
More example sentences
- They feel that the job should have gone to a white male, long rumored to be next in line for the position.
- If O'Driscoll is ruled out, then D' Arcy's position becomes vacant and Anthony Horgan is next in line.
- Thus, his brother and his heirs would have been next in line.
Definition of next in line in:
- The US English dictionary