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Meanings of On-record:

verb

To keep information for the future by writing it down or storing it on a computer

Usage examples:

She carefully recorded the events of the meeting., wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were recor…
noun

A piece of written information about something that is kept so that people can refer to it later

Usage examples:

The records show that the company employed a staff of 300 in the 1990s., keep a record of all trans…

On-sale

seɪl

Meanings of On-sale:

noun

An act of exchanging something for money

Usage examples:

[ u ] you pay tax on the profits from the sale of buildings., [ c ] the school raised money from bo…

On-second-thoughts

ˌsek.ənd ˈθɔːt

Meanings of On-second-thoughts:

noun

A change in a decision or opinion

Usage examples:

He apparently had second thoughts about that remark., on second thought (= after thinking about it …

Meanings of On-stand-to:

idiom

To have no good arguments to support your position

Usage examples:

They settled the lawsuit because they did not have a leg to stand on.

Meanings of On-standby:

idiom

Ready to work or be used if necessary

Usage examples:

Hospitals are on standby to care for casualties of the crash., hospitals are on standby to care for…

Meanings of On-steroids:

idiom

Used for saying that something is an extreme example or version of something

Usage examples:

He described the new edifices as "architecture on steroids"., people flocked to west berlin in sear…

Meanings of On-t:

idiom

That is unlikely to be true or to happen

Usage examples:

"do you think i’ll get my money back?" "i wouldn’t bet on it."

Meanings of On-tap:

idiom

Available

Usage examples:

There are several new movies on tap this weekend.

Meanings of On-target:

idiom

If you are on target with a piece of work, you are making good progress and likely to achieve what you planned.

Meanings of On-the:

preposition

Used to show that something is in a position above something else and touching it, or that something is moving into such ...

Meanings of On-the-attack:

idiom

To act in a strong, determined way to defeat someone or something, often in a game or competition

Usage examples:

In the second half, the panthers went on the attack and they scored after two minutes., the democra…

Meanings of On-the-bias:

noun

An unfair personal opinion that influences your judgment

Usage examples:

[ u ] they vowed to fight racial bias in the school., [ c usually sing ] does news coverage reflect…

Meanings of On-the-blink:

idiom

Not working correctly

Usage examples:

The dvd player is on the blink again.

Meanings of On-the-button:

idiom

Exactly correct

Usage examples:

She was right on the button when she said i'd regret moving out.

Meanings of On-the-cards:

idiom

To be likely to happen

Usage examples:

"so you think they'll get married next year?" "i think it's on the cards."

Meanings of On-the-dole:

noun

The money that unemployed people receive from the government

Usage examples:

Workers, in their countless thousands, were facing the dole., he spent eighteen months on the dole.…

Meanings of On-the-edge-of:

idiom

Very excited, and giving all your attention to something, because you want to know what is going to happen

Usage examples:

He could no longer keep his eyes open to watch any of the videos which, until quite recently, would…

Meanings of On-the-face-of-it:

idiom

When first considered

Usage examples:

The story seems simple on the face of it, but it’s really pretty complicated.

Meanings of On-the-fly:

phrase

While in motion or progress.

Usage examples:

Producers were able to schedule the day's olympic coverage on the fly
idiom

If you say that you would like to be a fly on the wall on an occasion, you mean that you would like to hear what will be said or see what will happen while not being noticed

Usage examples:

I'd love to be a fly on the wall when those two get home!, a fly-on-the-wall documentary

Meanings of On-the-fritz:

phrase

(of a machine or device) not working properly.

Usage examples:

My computer is on the fritz
noun

Broken or not working

Usage examples:

The fridge is on the fritz.

Meanings of On-the-go:

idiom

Very busy or active

Usage examples:

Elise is always on the go.

Meanings of On-the-grapevine:

idiom

To hear news from someone who heard the news from someone else

Usage examples:

I heard through the grapevine that he was leaving - is it true?

Meanings of On-the-hop:

idiom

To do something when someone is not ready for it and is not able to deal with it

Usage examples:

I'm afraid you've caught me on the hop - i wasn't expecting you until next week.

Meanings of On-the-horizon:

idiom

Likely to happen or exist soon

Usage examples:

There is no new drug on the horizon that will make this disease easier to treat.

Meanings of On-the-horns-of-a-dilemma:

idiom

To be unable to decide which of two things to do because either could have bad results

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