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Meaning of “on your toes” in the English Dictionary

"on your toes" in British English

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on your toes

C2 Someone or something that ​keeps you on ​yourtoesforces you to ​continuedirecting all ​yourattention and ​energy to what you are doing: I ​work with ​people who are ​half my ​age so that keeps me on my ​toes.
(Definition of on your toes from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on your toes" in American English

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on your toes

aware and ​energetic as a ​result of being ​busy and ​challenged: Teaching four different ​subjectskeeps you on ​yourtoes.
(Definition of on your toes from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on your toes”
in Chinese (Simplified) 忙个不停,永不懈怠…
in Chinese (Traditional) 忙個不停,永不懈怠…
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