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Meaning of "be on to a good thing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BE ON TO A GOOD THING

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BE ON TO A GOOD THING

be left holding the baby
be made one
be made up
be mother
be my guest
be nothing to
be of the opinion that
be on a hiding to nothing
be on one´s high horse
be on the danger list
be one´s own man
be pie on
be prepared
be put to the pin on one´s collar
be run off one´s feet
be rushed off your feet
be snowed under
be spoiling for
be sure
be that as it may

WORDS THAT END LIKE BE ON TO A GOOD THING

anything
bathing
breathing
clothing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
nothing
something
soothing
sunbathing
teething
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
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Synonyms and antonyms of be on to a good thing in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «be on to a good thing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BE ON TO A GOOD THING

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Translator English - Chinese

是上是件好事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estar en una buena cosa
570 millions of speakers

English

be on to a good thing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक अच्छी बात करने पर हो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ل يكون على شيء جيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быть на хорошей вещи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estar ligada a uma coisa boa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি ভাল জিনিস হতে হবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

être sur une bonne chose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berpegang kepada perkara yang baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sein auf eine gute Sache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

良いことに上にある
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좋은 일 에 에 수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

được vào một điều tốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு நல்ல விஷயத்தில் இருக்க வேண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चांगल्या गोष्टीकडे वाटचाल करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Iyi birşeyler olsun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essere su di un bene
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

być na coś dobrego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути на гарної речі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fie pe un lucru bun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να είναι σε ένα καλό πράγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wees op ´n goeie ding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vara på en bra sak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

være på til en god ting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of be on to a good thing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BE ON TO A GOOD THING»

The term «be on to a good thing» is very widely used and occupies the 4.203 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BE ON TO A GOOD THING»

Discover the use of be on to a good thing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to be on to a good thing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
be on to a good thing informal to have an easy and pleasant life or job in which it is not necessary to work hard: He s on to a good thing, he has free accommodation in return for answering the phone when the family are out. • do your own thing ...
‎2008
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
... benefit,” as in Ifwe work hard we can make a good thing of thisjob. The first term dates from the second half of the 1900s, the second from the early 18005. A similar usage is be on to a good thing, in effect preceding “have a good thing going.
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
See also be on to a good thing below. all in good time see time ... I needed it, and he was as good as his word. be in someone's good books see book, be 'on to a , good 'thing (in/) to be in a situation, job etc which is particularly good, pleasant, ...
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Concise English Dictionary
... her, own ground, accommodate oneself to his, her, circumstances and outlook: (loosely, in a bad sense) to keep changing one's opinions, etc., so as to suit one's company; be on to a good thing (coll.) to be in a particularly profitable position, ...
G. (Ed ). Davidson, 2007
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Chambers Idioms
... one has promised to do: He said he would lend me the money if I needed it, and he was as good as his word. be in (someone's) good books see book. be on to a good thing (inf) to be in a situation, job etc which is particularly good, pleasant, ...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
... one has promised to do: He said he would lend me the money if I needed it, and he was as good as his word. be in (someone's) good books see book. be on to a good thing (in/) to be in a situation, job etc which is particularly good, pleasant, ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
... especially close to the original state after damage, injury, or illness. be as good as your word do what you have promised to do. be good news: see NEWs. be in good company: see COMPANY. be on to a good thing: see THING. be — to the ...
John Ayto, 2010
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Sterling Dictionary of Idioms
It is a good thing that you have come early. be on to a good thing have found a job or style of life that is pleasant, well paid, etc. be seeing things have hallucinations She was seeing things and thought that she was dressed up like a princess. a ...
Vijaya Kumar, 1998
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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
P.B.: in later C.20, esp. in phrase (be) on to a good thing, to stumble on, or to be pursuing, something advantageous or profitable; it may even be used in ref. to the pursuit, by a male, of a particularly attractive, or willing, girl.—2. (Of a person)  ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
to be on to a good thing JtSS-ft g BWf'JW to do one's own thing 1. (P) f# g fi&SW * ; ttgaft*?-^*!. wge,»i# W**BR»^*a g BMttfc (Ivy used to work for a company. Later she gave that up because she wanted to do her own thing and become an artist.
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BE ON TO A GOOD THING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term be on to a good thing is used in the context of the following news items.
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One Hundred reasons to go to Reading Festival
YOU know you must be on to a good thing when after only two years of forming you are invited to play at one of the biggest festivals of the year. «Newbury and Thatcham Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
This guy left his $300000 investment banking job for a fashion …
In a $6 billion market, where women spend $500 million online on clothing alone, this local startup could be on to a good thing. «Business Insider Australia, Jun 15»
3
What lies beneath
People seem to think that the officials would be on to a good thing being able to survive the initial blast and the fallout, but in reality they would ... «Oldham Chronicle, May 15»
4
Kiwi marketers attract big brands with their app
Carnival must be on to a good thing. In 2013 it raised USD$2.4 million from venture capital companies, including Google's investment arm, ... «Stuff.co.nz, Feb 15»
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Developers in northern emirates chase end-users
If developers can convince more tenants to make the switch to buyers, they will be on to a good thing. But developers will need to be at the top ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Dec 14»
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Caroline Wozniacki rumoured to be dating NFL player Ryan Kerrigan
Kerrigan is 6'4”, so Wozniacki could be on to a good thing in that regard. Neither party has confirmed that the two are dating. Send email ... «Livetennis.com, Dec 14»
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A new challenge
Tinkering with gut microbes to treat disease is all the rage now, so Dr Collins could be on to a good thing. But other grand-challenge ideas are ... «The Economist, Oct 14»
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Apple's New iPhones: Ho-Hum and Controversial Too
Nonetheless, Apple may be on to a good thing. Phablets have almost quadrupled their share of app activity over the past 12 months, Flurry ... «TechNewsWorld, Sep 14»
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Glasgow's Forgotten Recipes: Cumberland Pie
... while everyone guesses what you've made. And, naturally, anything that ensures an extra 15 minutes in bed has got to be on to a good thing. «Glasgow Evening Times, Aug 14»
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Tank man, Larry Clark and Van Gogh's ear makes a comeback – the …
Auctioneers claim that paintings with red in them always sell, so Sean Scully should be on to a good thing. In his new works, this powerful and ... «The Guardian, Jun 14»

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