on one's toes
phrasal alert 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on one's toes — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Alert; ready to act. * /The successful ball player is always on his toes./ Compare: HEADS UP, ON THE BALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's toes — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Alert; ready to act. * /The successful ball player is always on his toes./ Compare: HEADS UP, ON THE BALL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's toes — ► on one s toes ready and alert. Main Entry: ↑toe …   English terms dictionary

  • on one's toes — phrasal 1. : full of life : active, busy 2. : alert and ready to seize any advantage or engage in any activity that comes one s way in working for real money you ve got to be on your toes W.L.Gresham * * * on one s toes Poised for a quick start,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on one's toes — idi on one s toes, energetic; alert; ready: Competition will keep you on your toes[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • on\ one's\ toes — adj. phr. informal Alert; ready to act. The successful ball player is always on his toes. Compare: heads up, on the ball …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on one's toes — be alert He always asks the students many questions to keep them on their toes …   Idioms and examples

  • on one's toes — ready and waiting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on one's toes — ready and alert. → toe …   English new terms dictionary

  • step\ on\ one's\ toes — • step on one s toes • step on the toes of • tread on one s toes • tread on the toes of v. phr. To do something that embarrasses or offends someone else. If you break in when other people are talking, you may step on their toes. Mary is pretty,… …   Словарь американских идиом

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