Definitions starting with O

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on (2)

prep. in various idioms: on catch [cf. OED catch fire become ignited]

phr. on fire: 1918 When de fire was on ketch, put de piece of fish in de fire (Parsons 122). (Mayag.)

Tags: idiom, phrase, preposition

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Last update: 2010-11-09 04:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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