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On-the-spot   /ɑn-ðə-spɑt/   Listen

At the scene of action.  Synonym: on-the-scene.  "On-the-spot inspections" , "An on-the scene newscast"

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"On-the-spot" Quotes from Famous Books

... make an affidavit to support the complaint, so I had better be Johnny-on-the-spot to do it, rather than risk the delay of making the affidavit tomorrow morning here and forwarding it by mail to our attorneys. The judge will sign a restraining order, returnable in from ten to thirty days—I'll try for thirty, because that will knock out the N.C.O.'s temporary franchise—and after ...
— The Valley of the Giants • Peter B. Kyne

... he, 'we've got a walkover. Just because General Rompiro ain't Don Juan-on-the-spot the other crowd ain't at work. They're as full of apathy as a territorial delegate during the chaplain's prayer. Now, we want to introduce a little hot stuff in the way of campaigning, and we'll surprise ...
— Roads of Destiny • O. Henry

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