on (one's) tiptoes

Definition of on (one's) tiptoes

  1. :  with one's toes touching the ground and one's heels raised up He stood on his tiptoes trying to see over the crowd.

Word by Word Definitions

tiptoeplay tiptoes
  1. :  the ends of the toes

  1. :  on or as if on tiptoe

  1. :  standing or walking on or as if on tiptoe

    :  cautious, stealthy

  1. :  to stand or raise oneself on tiptoe

    :  to walk or proceed quietly or cautiously on or as if on tiptoe

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a brief usually trivial fact

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