on tiptoe
phrasal alert, aroused <
the contest of skill that puts one on tiptoe to win — Deerfield (Wisconsin) Independent
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  • on tiptoe — ► on tiptoe (or tiptoes) with one s heels raised and one s weight on the balls of the feet. Main Entry: ↑tiptoe …   English terms dictionary

  • on tiptoe — phrasal : aroused, alert, atiptoe she was very animated, very much on tiptoe L.C.Douglas the contest of skill that puts one on tiptoe to win Deerfield (Wis.) Independent * * * on tiptoe 1. On the tips of one s toes, as if trying to be quiet or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on tiptoe — on the tips of the toes; quietly, softly, carefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on tiptoe — adverb Moving carefully, quietly, warily or stealthily …   Wiktionary

  • On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom — Directed by Eric Simonson Produced by Leelai Demoz Eric Simonson Editing by Tina Imahara Release date …   Wikipedia

  • on tiptoe(s) — phrase with only your toes on the ground If he stood on tiptoe, he could reach the shelf. Thesaurus: in a standing positionhyponym in a lying positionsynonym Main entry: tiptoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • on tiptoe (or tiptoes) — with one s heels raised and one s weight on the balls of the feet. → tiptoe …   English new terms dictionary

  • To be on 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand on 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiptoe — Tip toe , a. 1. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert. [1913 Webster] Night s candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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