on\ the\ alert

on\ the\ alert
adj. phr.
Alert; watchful; careful.

Campers must be on the alert for poison ivy and poison oak.

Drivers must be on the alert for traffic signals.

Compare: on one's toes

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  • On the alert — Alert A*lert , n. (Mil.) An alarm from a real or threatened attack; a sudden attack; also, a bugle sound to give warning. We have had an alert. Farrow. [1913 Webster] {On the alert}, on the lookout or watch against attack or danger; ready to act …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the alert — phrasal : on the lookout for or watch against attack or danger : ready to act * * * on the alert phrase paying attention to what is happening and ready to react quickly if necessary Police warned residents to be on the alert for bogus salesmen.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the alert — {adj. phr.} Alert; watchful; careful. * /Campers must be on the alert for poison ivy and poison oak./ * /Drivers must be on the alert for traffic signals./ Compare: ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the alert — {adj. phr.} Alert; watchful; careful. * /Campers must be on the alert for poison ivy and poison oak./ * /Drivers must be on the alert for traffic signals./ Compare: ON ONE S TOES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • upon the alert — ▪ On the watch ▪ Wakefully attentive ● alert …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the alert — adjective Very attentive, or vigilant Wild animals have to be constantly on the alert for predators …   Wiktionary

  • on the alert — index careful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • on the alert — начеку, настороже They must be constantly on the alert for enemy рlanes …   Idioms and examples

  • on the alert — paying attention to what is happening and ready to react quickly if necessary Police warned residents to be on the alert for bogus salesmen …   English dictionary

  • be on the alert — index beware, patrol Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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