on the scene


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on the scene

Fig. available or present where something is happening or where something has happened. The ambulance was on the scene almost immediately. I wasn't on the scene when it happened.
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on the scene

in a place where something is happening Reporters arrived on the scene within minutes of the explosion. The US commander on the scene has requested 2,000 more troops.
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