Johnny-on-the-spot

[ jon-ee-on-thuh-spot, -awn- ]
/ ˈdʒɒn i ɒn ðəˈspɒt, -ɔn- /

noun Informal.

a person who is on hand to perform a service, seize an opportunity, deal with an emergency, etc.

Origin of Johnny-on-the-spot

First recorded in 1860–65
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Johnny-on-the-spot


A person who is available when needed, as in He always is there at the right time, a real Johnny-on-the-spot. [Late 1800s]

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