on the watch for

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Definition of on the watch for

: regularly checking to see if someone has arrived or if something has appeared or happened When you're driving in winter you should always be on the watch for ice on the roads. I am always on the watch for a good bargain.

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“On the watch for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20watch%20for. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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