To stand a tiptoe
Tiptoe Tip"toe`, n.; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe. [1913 Webster]

He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a tiptoe}, {To stand on tiptoe} or {To be on tiptoe}, to be awake or alive to anything; to be roused; to be eager or alert; as, to be a tiptoe with expectation. [1913 Webster]


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