Значение идиомы on the spot

[on the spot] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. or [upon the spot] At thatexact time and at the same time or place; without waiting or leaving.

The news of important events is often broadcast on the spot overtelevision.

When Tom ruined an expensive machine, his boss firedhim on the spot.

Compare: AT ONCE, IN ONE’S TRACKS, THEN AND THERE.2. {informal} also [in a spot] In trouble, difficulty, orembarrassment.

Mr. Jones is on the spot because he cannot pay backthe money he borrowed.

Bill is on the spot; he invited George tovisit him, but Bill’s parents said no.

Compare: BACK TO THE WALL. 3.{slang} In danger of murder; named or listed for death.

After hetalked to the police, the gangsters put him on the spot.


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