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

"think on your feet" in British English

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think on your feet

to make a ​quickdecision or give an ​answerquickly: 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 ​reactquickly, esp. having good ​answersready: When you’re called on in ​class, you have to be ​able to think on ​yourfeet.
(Definition of think on your feet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “think on your feet”
in Chinese (Simplified) 思维敏捷…
in Chinese (Traditional) 思維敏捷…
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