Meaning of “on your toes” in the English Dictionary

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"on your toes" in British English

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on your toes

C2 Someone or something that keeps you on your toes forces you to continue directing all your attention 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 subjects keeps you on your toes.

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

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