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on the qui vive
on the quiet
on the rack
on the record
on the right side of
on the road
on the rocks
on the ropes
on the run
on the score of
On the shady side of
on the shelf
on the side
on the sleeve of
on the sly
on the spur of the moment
on the square
on the stage
on the straight and narrow
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on the tapis
on the tenter-hooks
on the tiles
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on the spot definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: without delay or immediately; "we hired her on the spot"; "thought they were going to shoot us down on the spot"
2: in a difficult situation; "that question really put him on the spot"
3: at the place in question; there; "they were on the spot when it happened"; "it had to be decided by the man on the spot"

Merriam Webster's

phrasal 1. at once ; immediately 2. at the place of action 3. a. in a responsible or accountable position b. in a difficult or trying situation

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Immediately, instantly, at once.

Moby Thesaurus

PDQ, aboard, among us, apace, as of now, as things are, at once, at present, at this juncture, at this moment, at this point, at this time, between two fires, but now, cornered, cursory, decisively, directly, endangered, even now, expeditious, expeditiously, festinate, feverish, flying, for the nonce, for this occasion, forthwith, furious, hasty, here, here and now, hereabout, hereabouts, hereat, hereinto, hereto, hereunto, hic et nunc, hither, hitherward, hitherwards, hurried, immediate, immediately, imperiled, in Dutch, in a bind, in a fix, in a mess, in a pickle, in a predicament, in a scrape, in a spot, in danger, in deep water, in desperate case, in extremis, in jeopardy, in no time, in our time, in these days, in this place, in this vicinity, in trouble, instant, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, jeopardized, just here, just now, just then, last-minute, momentaneously, momentarily, momently, now, nowadays, on Queer Street, on board, on the dot, on the instant, on the nail, passing, pretty damned quick, prompt, promptly, pronto, quick, quickly, right away, right off, slap-bang, slapdash, smartly, snap, somewhere about, speedily, speedy, straightaway, straightway, subito, summarily, superficial, swift, swiftly, this day, this night, threatened, to this place, today, tonight, urgent, with all speed, with us, without delay, without further delay


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