on one's toes

on one's toes
on one's toes ready and alert.
Main Entry: toe

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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 — 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

  • 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

  • tread\ 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

  • turn up one's toes — {v. phr.}, {slang} To die. * /One morning the children found that their pet mouse had turned up his toes, so they had a funeral for him./ Compare: PUSH UP THE DAISIES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn up one's toes — {v. phr.}, {slang} To die. * /One morning the children found that their pet mouse had turned up his toes, so they had a funeral for him./ Compare: PUSH UP THE DAISIES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on one's toes — or[tread on one s toes] {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, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • step on one's toes — or[tread on one s toes] {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, and she often treads on the toes of the girls by… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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