on the boil

idiom

Definition of on the boil

1 British, informal : in a state of activity or development The deal is still on the boil. kept their romance on the boil
2 : on a hot burner/stove so that a liquid would boil She put the kettle (of water) on the boil.

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“On the boil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20boil. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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