Johnny-on-the-spot

noun
John·​ny-on-the-spot | \ ˈjä-nē-ˌȯn-t͟hə-ˈspät How to pronounce Johnny-on-the-spot (audio) , -ˌän- \

Definition of Johnny-on-the-spot

: a person who is on hand and ready to perform a service or respond to an emergency

First Known Use of Johnny-on-the-spot

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Johnny-on-the-spot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Johnny-on-the-spot. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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