on the spot

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Having to answer or decide without warning or preparation.
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All the sudden questions put him on the spot and he had to think quickly.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'on the spot':

on the spotAt that very moment; right away.
on the spotIn a particular place.
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