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On Your Toes ( ready, prepared, alert ... )

"On Your Toes"

"On your toes" means prepared for whatever could happen.

Example: "In ice hockey you have to be agressive and stay on your toes."

Example: "The director will be in the office all week, so we need to stay on our toes."

Example: "There was a bomb-threat this morning, so the security staff are on their toes."

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