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adjective as in behind the eight ball

adjective as in split-second

adverb as in out on a limb

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Example Sentences

Captivated by the clothes, requested an on-the-spot meeting with the designer.

Speed is not their strongest suit, but they prescribe on-the-spot.

It is true that practical co-operation and on-the-spot recognition of Indian rights had developed in Virginia in the early years.

"Allus glad to be Johnny-on-the-spot," smiled the older man.

The only way to get history straight, declared the philosophical Burd, is to be Johnny-on-the-spot and see things happen.

He didn't have a great deal on, I remember, but he was certainly Johnny-on-the-spot that morning!

And the Shah of Persia, that ought to have been Muley-on-the-spot for at least three, he's got the palanquin habit.


On this page you'll find 561 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to on-the-spot, such as: in a pickle, in a tight spot, in dutch, in hot water, on the hot seat, and out on a limb.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.