Значение идиомы on the wing

[on the wing] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In the air; while flying.

The duck flew away, but John shot it on the wing.

2. {informal} Inconstant motion; always very busy.

Susan was on the wing doingthings to get ready for her trip.

Mr. Jones had a busy scheduleand his secretary had to catch him on the wing to sign the letters.

Syn.: ON THE FLY. 3. {informal} Moving from one place to another;traveling; going somewhere.

Mary’s husband is a traveling salesmanand he’s always on the wing.

They stayed in France for a week andthen they were on the wing again.

Syn.: ON THE GO, ON THE MOVE.

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Значение идиомы on the wing