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next in line

Definition of next in line in English:

Immediately below the present holder of a position in order of succession: he is next in line to the throne
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  • 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.
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