Meaning of “think on your feet” in the English Dictionary

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"think on your feet" in British English

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think on your feet

to make a quick decision or give an answer quickly:

I'd never heard about the company before, so I had to think on my feet.

(Definition of “think on your feet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"think on your feet" in American English

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think on your feet

to think and react quickly, esp. having good answers ready:

When you’re called on in class, you have to be able to think on your feet.

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

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