on wheels

on wheels

1. Literally, on or via a vehicle with wheels, such as an automobile, bicycle, or motorcycle. Our family is getting ready to do our move on wheels across the country. Neither of us had seen much of the countryside, so we decided to have our next date on wheels.
2. Very smoothly; without difficulty, problems, or hindrances. Dinner service was running on wheels until an entire sauce pot fell off the stove.
3. Used as an intensifier of something as being difficult, unruly, unpleasant, disliked, etc. There's this one guy in our department who is a real jerk on wheels. It's like he enjoys making other people upset!
See also: on, wheel
References in classic literature ?
A high chair on wheels moved by, through the field of red light, carrying a shadowy figure with floating hair, and arms furiously raised and lowered working the machinery that propelled the chair at its utmost rate of speed.
I woke again at seven o'clock, and by that time the party had assembled, and were gathered round, one light carriage, with a very stout axletree; one something on wheels like an amateur carrier's cart; one double phaeton of great antiquity and unearthly construction; one gig with a great hole in its back and a broken head; and one rider on horseback who was to go on before.
We got over the river in due course, and mustered again before a little wooden box on wheels, hove down all aslant in a morass, with
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