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Quentin Tarantino is a hip-hop artist. I told him, 'You're hip-hop!' You keep seeing surprises, and a clip here and there, because Quentin is hip-hop. A hip-hop artist will drop a single, leak something over here, and drop something over there 'cause he knows it's hot. He's on the spot with the way he does things.
Jamie Foxx

Meaning of "on the spot" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON THE SPOT

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WHAT DOES ON THE SPOT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of on the spot in the English dictionary

The first definition of on the spot in the dictionary is immediately. Other definition of on the spot is at the place in question. On the spot is also in the best possible position to deal with a situation.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON THE SPOT

on the safe side
on the same page
on the scrapheap
on the shelf
on the side
on the skids
on the skite
on the slate
on the sly
on the spin
on the spur of the moment
on the square
on the starboard bow
on the stocks
on the streets
on the strength of
on the stroke of
on the stump
on the sunny side of
on the surface

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON THE SPOT

beauty spot
black spot
blind spot
cold spot
flat spot
G-spot
high spot
hot spot
leaf spot
liver spot
penalty spot
picnic spot
slow spot
soft spot
spot
sweet spot
tight spot
trouble spot
weak spot
yellow spot

Synonyms and antonyms of on the spot in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on the spot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON THE SPOT

Find out the translation of on the spot to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of on the spot from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «on the spot» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

当场的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el acto
570 millions of speakers

English

on the spot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मौके पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على الفور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на месте
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

imediato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাতেনাতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

payable sur-le-champ
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

segera
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sofort-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

即座に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

현지의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

ing titik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tại chỗ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவ்விடத்திலேயே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जागेवर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yerinde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

immediato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na miejscu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на місці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe loc
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επί τόπου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op die plek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på plats
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på stedet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on the spot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE SPOT»

The term «on the spot» is very widely used and occupies the 21.939 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON THE SPOT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about on the spot

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10 QUOTES WITH «ON THE SPOT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word on the spot.
1
Edmond About
It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.
2
Zygmunt Bauman
Partnerships are increasingly seen through the prism of promises and expectations, and as a kind of product for consumers: satisfaction on the spot, and if not fully satisfied, return the product to the shop or replace it with a new and improved one! You don't, after all, stick to your car, or computer, or iPod, when better ones appear.
3
Rob Brydon
I like witty people, people who can be witty on the spot.
4
Jamie Foxx
Quentin Tarantino is a hip-hop artist. I told him, 'You're hip-hop!' You keep seeing surprises, and a clip here and there, because Quentin is hip-hop. A hip-hop artist will drop a single, leak something over here, and drop something over there 'cause he knows it's hot. He's on the spot with the way he does things.
5
Greta Gerwig
I think as an actress, I prefer having a character on the page. It allows you to be more invested in actually creating a whole person. It's easier when you're not trying to come up with your next line on the spot.
6
Kenneth Grahame
Well, very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now, before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is, there was a city - a city of people, you know.
7
Joseph Hall
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
8
Joseph Hume
Land, in England, is valuable, because we have highly-paid artisans to consume the produce on the spot.
9
Eric Idle
I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing.
10
Jam Master Jay
With this CD technology, you can just remix a record right there on the spot.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON THE SPOT»

Discover the use of on the spot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to on the spot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Houdini On the Spot: Power User Tips and Techniques
Packed with more than 350 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know-on the spot.
Craig Zerouni, 2014
2
After Effects on the Spot: Time-Saving Tips and Shortcuts ...
Novice and advanced users alike have access to over 350 detailed and illustrated techniques to orient themselves to the latest version of the application and improve their efficiency and creativity.
Richard Harrington, Rachel Max, Marcus Geduld, 2004
3
ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide
This is a book for any care provider - from advanced students and nurses to residents and even specialists - who needs to master the interpretation of ECGs, especially while "on the spot" at the point of care.
Fred Kusumoto, Pam Bernath, 2011
4
Broadcast Graphics On the Spot: Timesaving Techniques Using ...
Packed with more than 350 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know - on the spot. If you create graphics for television, this book is for you. 'Broadcast Graphics on the Spot' show you how to produce more compelling TV graphics.
Richard Harrington, 2005
5
On the Spot: No Prep Games for Youth Ministry
With all the demands of youth ministry, you are certain to encounter times when you need a meaningful devotion but don't have a lot of time to prepare. With this book you will always be ready.
Steve Parolini, 2007
6
Final Cut Studio on the Spot
Packed with more than 500 techniques, this book delivers what you need to know—on the spot.
Richard Harrington, Abba Shapiro, Robbie Carman, 2008
7
Final Cut Pro on the Spot: Time-saving Tips & Shortcuts from ...
Presents step-by-step instructions for more than four hundred techniques, covering such topics as creating titles with Generators and Photoshop, color correction, mixing audio, importing graphics, and editing.
Richard Harrington, Abba Shapiro, 2004
8
On the Spot: No-Prep Devotions for Youth Ministry
With all the demands of youth ministry, you are certain to encounter times when you need a meaningful devotion but don't have a lot of time to prepare. With this book you will always be ready.
Steve Parolini, 2007
9
Hitoshi Abe: on-the-spot
Edited by Gretchen Wilkins. Text by Ken Tadashi Oshima, George Wagner, Gretchen Wilkins.
Hitoshi Abe, Gretchen Wilkins, University of Michigan. A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, 2008
10
On the Spot: Real Girls on Periods, Growing Up, and Finding ...
Provides an introduction to puberty and menstruation, discussing body changes, premenstrual syndrome, and a guide to feminine products.
Karle Dickerson, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON THE SPOT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term on the spot is used in the context of the following news items.
1
HIV testing: On the spot and in the clubs on South Beach
On Tuesday evening, just outside of Twist nightclub in Miami Beach, Jose Javier and Mikael Kiezer waited for Victor Gonzalez under the gleam ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
2
Pay Dubai traffic fines at police patrol cars, literally on the spot
Residents of Dubai can now pay their traffic fines at Dubai Police patrol cars, as well as have the option of splitting the fine amount into ... «DriveArabia.com News & Views, Jul 15»
3
Executive on the spot as auditor general reveals public funds misuse
The county government is also on the spot for giving imprest totalling Sh26,818,149, which remained un-surrendered and unaccounted-for. «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
4
New affordable housing project puts council on the spot
Jim Reimer of Kootenay Christian Fellowship and Robert Stacey with COVER Architectural Collaborative Inc. presented a vision of the 40-unit ... «The Nelson Daily, Jul 15»
5
David Mundell put on the spot over plans for a second …
ONE of the 56 has asked the Scotland Office to reveal what contingency plans it has in case an SNP win at Holyrood next year triggers a ... «The National, Jul 15»
6
Kailyn Lowry Felt 'Put On The Spot' When Javi Marroquin Proposed
Kailyn Lowry has been reliving some tough moments from Teen Mom, as her constant fights with her husband are being aired for the world to ... «Starpulse.com, Jul 15»
7
Marvin McCoy on the spot yet again as York draw 1-1 with …
MARVIN McCOY made it two in two for York City as the Minstermen held Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday to a 1-1 draw at Bootham ... «The Press, York, Jul 15»
8
Scott on the spot for young Shrimpers at Great Wakering
SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown was fairly content after the newly formed Shrimpers under-21 team edged past Ryman League One ... «Yellow Advertiser, Jul 15»
9
Bernie: These Cardinals are on the spot
Mozeliak is on the spot here. He can't swing the bat himself to make everything right. But Mo is certainly in position to acquire an impact hitter to ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
10
Crying refugee girl puts German chancellor on the spot
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»

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