keep (someone) on his/her toes

idiom

informal
: to cause someone to be alert and prepared to deal with problems
The boss made regular inspections in order to keep employees on their toes.

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“Keep (someone) on his/her toes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20%28someone%29%20on%20his%2Fher%20toes. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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