on\ the\ watch

on\ the\ watch
adj. phr.
Alert; watchful.

The customs inspector was on the watch for diamond smugglers.

Mary was on the watch for bargains at the auction.

Compare: eye out, look out(2)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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