Meaning of “on the spot” in the English Dictionary


"on the spot" in American English

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on the spot

at that moment or place:

He was arrested on the spot.

Someone who is put on the spot is forced to do or say something the person would rather not do or say:

I’m not trying to put you on the spot, but could you explain why you did that?

(Definition of “on the spot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)