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on your toes

on your toes

Date: Nov 15 2012

Themes: Romance


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“She keeps you on your toes and that wakes you up.”

- Andrew Garfield, on his Amazing Spider-Man costar and girlfriend, Emma Stone. (People)


- 安德鲁·加菲尔德 (Andrew Garfield) 谈论《超凡蜘蛛侠》(Amazing Spider-Man) 中的搭档和女友艾玛·斯通 (Emma Stone)。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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alert, ready

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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If you are standing around and not expecting anything to happen, you may be leaning back on your heels. If you want to be ready to spring into action, however, like if you’re playing the outfield in a baseball game, you’d better be on your toes!

When Andrew Garfield says that his co-star Emma Stone keeps him on his toes, he means that he never knows what to expect from her. He’s got to be ready for anything at any moment. Clearly, he likes that quality, because she’s his girlfriend, too!

Do you know people who really keep you on your toes?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“You have to be on your toes at this job. Anything can happen!”

“The weather around here definitely keeps you on your toes. It can change in an instant!”

“Sometimes it’s hard being your friend, but at least you keep me on my toes. “


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

constantly active, active all the time.
by bellaboo2422
To be alert, ready to go or move
by Irene Forever
klkl Be alert
by klkl
by Leen21
 julito extremely alert !!
by julito

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Talia Do

Talia Do

Viet Nam

Despite being a freelancer at the moment, I often convince myself to be on my toes all the time.

I can find good things from every person around me. And those are the things that keep me on my toes. Because I want to learn new things every day so I have to be on my toes to be ready to spring into action and to try new things.

Among those people that keep me on my toes, my Mom is the most important person. As I was a little girl, I used to wish to be as good as my Mom. She has influenced me in a great number of ways with her open heart. She has gone through a lot in her life, but still always keeps a positive attitude about it all.

Another important one that keeps me on my toes is my hubby. By sharing the love, he taught me more about caring and loving.


bkmiller69Super Member!

United States

Thesedays, I have been on my toes because I came in Hawaii a few days ago.

01:51 AM Nov 15 2012 |

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