In Donnie Brasco (1997), Lefty asks Donnie about 90 foot boat for Santo Trafficante:
Donnie: No, I'm working on it.
Lefty: Don't tell me no. You got to get that boat. I reached out already. His man says, "Lefty, he loves boats. " I told him a 100-foot boat. I'm on the clothesline now.
What does "on the clothesline" mean?