on toes

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*on one's toes

Fig. alert. (*Typically: be ~; keep ~; keep one ~; stay ~.) You have to be on your toes if you want to be in this business. I have to stay on my toes to keep from getting fired.
See also: on, toe

on (one's) toes

Ready to act; alert.
See also: on, toe