on duty
phrasal engaged in or responsible for an assigned task or duty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • On duty — Duty Du ty, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.] 1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material thing.] [1913 Webster] When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. That which a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on duty — {adj. phr.} Doing one s job; supervising. * /Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates./ * /There is always one teacher on duty during study hour./ Contrast: OFF DUTY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on duty — {adj. phr.} Doing one s job; supervising. * /Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates./ * /There is always one teacher on duty during study hour./ Contrast: OFF DUTY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on-duty — adj. performing or available for duties; as, her on duty hours were 11p.m. to 7 a.m.. Opposite of {off duty}. [prenominal] Syn: on duty(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on duty — ► working, and responsible for dealing with things that happen at work: »During office hours there is always a planning officer on duty who deals with enquiries. »The night shift goes on duty at 10 pm. Main Entry: ↑duty …   Financial and business terms

  • on duty — [adj] working busy, clocked in*, engaged, in a job, in gear, laboring, obliged, on the job, punched in*; concepts 538,560 …   New thesaurus

  • on duty — index operative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • on duty — WORKING, at work, busy, occupied, engaged; informal on the job, tied up. → duty * * * phrasal : assigned to a task or duty : engaged in or responsible for some specific performance * * * on duty phrase working at that moment The nurse on duty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on duty — working at that moment The nurse on duty called for a doctor. on sentry/guard duty: He fell asleep while on guard duty …   English dictionary

  • on\ duty — adj. phr. Doing one s job; supervising. Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates. There is always one teacher on duty during study hour. Contrast: off duty …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on duty — working. A physical therapist is on duty in the fitness center from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. He didn t have time to talk about it right then because he was on duty for another three hours. Usage notes: usually said about soldiers, police, medical… …   New idioms dictionary

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