be on the scene

be on the scene

To be at a destination, typically when or as something is happening there. What time were the police on the scene? By the time I was on the scene, Kate and Jen were already arguing.
See also: on, scene

on the scene, be

Also, arrive or come on the scene . Be or arrive where an action or event occurs, as in They won't have a wild party because their parents will be on the scene, or Once Bob arrives on the scene, you can expect fireworks. Alluding to the theatrical scene, where a drama is being played, this phrase has been used more loosely since the early 1700s.
See also: on