Stay on one's toes

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Definition

to stay on one's toes: to remain alert
idiom
There are bandits in the woods, stay on your toes! Remain alert or they might steal your money!

Examples

  • "Stay on your toes Mr. Cheeter, and trust no one."
  • "However, you should stay on your toes because Miss Stake is a shrewd woman who has a knack for being nosy."

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