on the string

on the string

Awaiting a decision. They told me they would call last week! How long am I going to be on the string?
See also: on, string

on a

/the string
Under one's complete control or influence.
See also: on

on the

barrel/barrelhead
Granting, giving, or requesting no credit: paid cash on the barrel for the car.
See also: on

on the

up-and-up/up and up Informal
Open and honest.
See also: on