on the watch for
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to keep vigil as a devotional exercise
: to be awake during the night
: to be attentive or vigilant
: the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend
: the state of being wakeful
: a wake over a dead body
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