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on the qui vive

On the lookout; alert and wary. Customers are being warned to remain on the qui vive for fraudulent emails and phone calls asking for bank details and account passwords. The structure of the government is designed so that each branch is a sentinel on the qui vive against the other two, lest they gain too powerful or autocratic.
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on the qui vive

On the alert, vigilant, as in The police have been warned to be on the qui vive for terrorists. This expression, containing the French words for "[long] live who?" originated as a sentinel's challenge to determine a person's political sympathies. The answer expected of allies was something like vive le roi ("long live the king"). It was taken over into English with its revised meaning in the early 1700s, the first recorded use being in 1726.
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on the qui vive

on the alert or lookout.
The French expression qui vive? (used in English since the late 16th century) means literally ‘(long) live who?’ In former times a sentry would issue this challenge to someone approaching his post so as to ascertain where their allegiance lay.
1976 J. E. Weems Death Song They came in groups of four, five, or six—‘all on the qui vive , apprehensive of treachery, and ready to meet it’.
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on the qui ˈvive

paying close attention to a situation, in case something happens: He’s always on the qui vive for a business opportunity.
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on the qui vive

On the alert; vigilant: "a loathsome Dublin politico who is on the qui vive for ... terrorists" (Julian Moynahan).
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vive la différence

Hurray for the difference (between men and women). This jocular approval of diversity dates from the mid-twentieth century, at least for use by English-speaking individuals. The New York Times had it in an article on men and women jockeys in 1969: “The male riders . . . continue to bellow ‘Vive la Différence.’” It also has been extended to differences other than gender, as in the Manchester Guardian’s seeming truism (1964), “‘Vive la différence’ Tories are recognizably Tories, and Socialists are demonstrably Socialists.”
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