On the alert
Alert A*lert", n. (Mil.) An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning. ``We have had an alert.'' --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

{On the alert}, on the lookout or watch against attack or danger; ready to act. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • on the alert — {adj. phr.} Alert; watchful; careful. * /Campers must be on the alert for poison ivy and poison oak./ * /Drivers must be on the alert for traffic signals./ Compare: ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the alert — {adj. phr.} Alert; watchful; careful. * /Campers must be on the alert for poison ivy and poison oak./ * /Drivers must be on the alert for traffic signals./ Compare: ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ alert — adj. phr. Alert; watchful; careful. Campers must be on the alert for poison ivy and poison oak. Drivers must be on the alert for traffic signals. Compare: on one s toes …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the alert — adjective Very attentive, or vigilant Wild animals have to be constantly on the alert for predators …   Wiktionary

  • on the alert — начеку, настороже They must be constantly on the alert for enemy рlanes …   Idioms and examples

  • on the alert — paying attention to what is happening and ready to react quickly if necessary Police warned residents to be on the alert for bogus salesmen …   English dictionary

  • on the alert — Watching, watchful, attentive, vigilant, on the lookout …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • on the alert — on guard, ready, on standby …   English contemporary dictionary

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