Johnny-on-the-spot
noun Date: 1896 a person who is on hand and ready to perform a service or respond to an emergency

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  • Johnny on the spot — ☆ Johnny on the spot n. n. Informal a person who is ready and at hand whenever needed: also Johnny on the spot n. * * * …   Universalium

  • johnny on the spot — A person who is always available; ready, willing, and able to do what needs to be done.( Johnny on the spot is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Johnny on the spot — ☆ Johnny on the spot n. n. Informal a person who is ready and at hand whenever needed: also Johnny on the spot n …   English World dictionary

  • Johnny on the spot — Johnny on the spot, Informal. a person who is on hand to perform a duty, seize an opportunity, or act in an emergency; person who is always ready or on the alert …   Useful english dictionary

  • Johnny-on-the-spot — noun singular AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who is always ready and eager to help with something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Johnny-on-the-spot — {adj. phr.} At the right place when needed; present and ready to help; very prompt; on time. * /A good waterboy is always Johnny on the spot./ * /The firemen were Johnny on the spot and put out the fire in the house soon after it started./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Johnny-on-the-spot — {adj. phr.} At the right place when needed; present and ready to help; very prompt; on time. * /A good waterboy is always Johnny on the spot./ * /The firemen were Johnny on the spot and put out the fire in the house soon after it started./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Johnny-on-the-spot — adj. phr. At the right place when needed; present and ready to help; very prompt; on time. A good waterboy is always Johnny on the spot. The firemen were Johnny on the spot and put out the fire in the house soon after it started. Compare: on the… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • johnny-on-the-spot — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: from the name Johnny + the phrase on the spot : one who is on hand and ready especially to perform a service or respond to an emergency luckily he was Johnny on the spot … and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Johnny-on-the-spot — American, informal someone who is immediately ready to do something, especially to help someone. This guy had just gotten a flat tire, and there I was, Johnny on the spot with my tools in the back of the car …   New idioms dictionary

  • Johnny on the spot — being ready to help, being there when needed    When I need a ride, you re always here Johnny on the spot …   English idioms

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