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English definition of “be on the case”

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be on the case

informal
to be doing what needs to be done in a particular situation: "We need to book a flight before it's too late." "Don't worry, I'm on the case."
Translations of “be on the case”
in Chinese (Traditional) 正在做需要做的事情,正在處理…
in Russian заниматься делом…
in Turkish yapılması gerekeni yapıyor olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 正在做需要做的事情,正在处理…
in Polish pracować nad tym…
(Definition of be on the case from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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